Reduction of photoautotrophic productivity in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 by phycobilisome antenna truncation

Lawrence E. Page, Michelle Liberton, Himadri B. Pakrasi

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Abstract

Truncation of the algal light-harvesting antenna is expected to enhance photosynthetic productivity. The wild type and three mutant strains of Synechocystis sp. strain 6803 with a progressively smaller phycobilisome antenna were examined under different light and CO2 conditions. Surprisingly, such antenna truncation resulted in decreased whole-culture productivity for this cyanobacterium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6349-6351
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume78
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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