alexa Discovery of Chlorophyll <em>d</em> in <em>Acaryochloris marina</em> and Chlorophyll <em>f</em> in a Unicellular Cyanobacterium, Strain KC1, Isolated from Lake Biwa| Abstract

ISSN: 2161-0398

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics

  • Review Article   
  • J Phys Chem Biophys 2014, Vol 4(4): 149
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0398.1000149

Discovery of Chlorophyll d in Acaryochloris marina and Chlorophyll f in a Unicellular Cyanobacterium, Strain KC1, Isolated from Lake Biwa

Hideaki Miyashita1,2, Satoshi Ohkubo2, Hirohisa Komatsu3, Yuhta Sorimachi3, Daisuke Fukayama3, Daiki Fujinuma3, Shinya Akutsu3 and Masami Kobayashi3*
1Graduate School of Global and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
2Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
3Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
*Corresponding Author : Masami Kobayashi, Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan, Tel: +81-298-53-6940, Fax: +81-298-53-4490, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: May 14, 2014 / Accepted Date: Jun 20, 2014 / Published Date: Jun 23, 2014

Abstract

In this review, we described the biological characteristics of a cyanobacterium Acaryochloris marina and a unicellular cyanobacterium strain KC1 and the possible photosynthetic systems of the cells based on the physicochemical properties of chlorophylls. Strain KC1 as well as Acaryochloris spp. in addition to Halomiclonema hongdechloris should contribute the understanding of photosynthesis utilizing far red light.

Keywords: Acaryochloris marina; Chlorophyll a; Chlorophyll a’; Chlorophyll d; Chlorophyll d’; Chlorophyll f; Cyanobacteria; Pheophytin a; Strain KC1

Citation: Miyashita H, Ohkubo S, Komatsu H, Sorimachi Y, Fukayama D, et al. (2014) Discovery of Chlorophyll d in Acaryochloris marina and Chlorophyll f in a Unicellular Cyanobacterium, Strain KC1, Isolated from Lake Biwa. J Phys Chem Biophys 4:149. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0398.1000149

Copyright: © 2014 Miyashita H. et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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