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Title: Terminal steps of bacteriochlorophyll a phytol formation in purple photosynthetic bacteria

Abstract

Four chemically different bacteriochlorophylls (Bchls) a esterified with geranylgeraniol, dihydrogeranyl-geraniol, tetrahydrogeraniol, and phytol have been detected by high-pressure liquid chromatography in cell extracts from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and Chromatium vinosum. Bchl a containing phytol is the principal component, and the other three Bchls a comprise about 4% of the total Bchls a in stationary-phase cells of R. sphaeroides and C. vinosum. The high levels of the minor pigments occur in the beginning of Bchl a phytol formation, indicating that they are not degradation products, but intermediates of Bchl a phytol formation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Miyazaki Medical Coll., Japan
OSTI Identifier:
6110893
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6110893
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Bacteriol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 158:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; PHOTOSYNTHETIC BACTERIA; PHYSIOLOGY; ANAEROBIC CONDITIONS; CELL CULTURES; CHLOROPHYLL; ESTERIFICATION; LIQUID COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHROMATOGRAPHY; HETEROCYCLIC ACIDS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; PHYTOCHROMES; PIGMENTS; PORPHYRINS; SEPARATION PROCESSES 550700* -- Microbiology

Citation Formats

Shioi, Y., and Sasa, T. Terminal steps of bacteriochlorophyll a phytol formation in purple photosynthetic bacteria. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Shioi, Y., & Sasa, T. Terminal steps of bacteriochlorophyll a phytol formation in purple photosynthetic bacteria. United States.
Shioi, Y., and Sasa, T. Sun . "Terminal steps of bacteriochlorophyll a phytol formation in purple photosynthetic bacteria". United States.
@article{osti_6110893,
title = {Terminal steps of bacteriochlorophyll a phytol formation in purple photosynthetic bacteria},
author = {Shioi, Y. and Sasa, T.},
abstractNote = {Four chemically different bacteriochlorophylls (Bchls) a esterified with geranylgeraniol, dihydrogeranyl-geraniol, tetrahydrogeraniol, and phytol have been detected by high-pressure liquid chromatography in cell extracts from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and Chromatium vinosum. Bchl a containing phytol is the principal component, and the other three Bchls a comprise about 4% of the total Bchls a in stationary-phase cells of R. sphaeroides and C. vinosum. The high levels of the minor pigments occur in the beginning of Bchl a phytol formation, indicating that they are not degradation products, but intermediates of Bchl a phytol formation.},
doi = {},
journal = {J. Bacteriol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 158:1,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1984},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1984}
}