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Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Photosynthetic Membrane Proteins from Galdieria sulphuraria and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Abstract In oxygenic photosynthesis, Photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII) are two transmembrane protein complexes that catalyze the main step of energy conversion; the light induced charge separation that drives an electron transfer reaction across the thylakoid membrane. Current knowledge of the structure of PSI and PSII is based on three structures: PSI and PSII from the thermophilic cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elonagatus and the PSI/light harvesting complex I (PSI-LHCI) of the plant, Pisum sativum. To improve the knowledge of these important membrane protein complexes from a wider spectrum of photosynthetic organisms, photosynthetic apparatus of the thermo-acidophilic red alga, Galdieria sulphuraria and the green alga, Chlamydomon... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Thangaraj, Balakumar (Author) / Fromme, Petra (Advisor) / Shock, Everett (Committee member) / Chen, Julian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biochemistry / Biophysics / Chlamydomonas / Galdieria / Green alga / Red alga / Top down mass spectrometry / Ultra fast spectroscopy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Biochemistry 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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