Nucleotide sequence of the psbE, psbF and trnM genes from the chloroplast genome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Sedigheh Alizadeh, Rachel Nechushtai, James Barber, Peter Nixon*

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Abstract

We have determined the nucleotide sequences of the psbE and psbF genes, which encode the α and β subunits, respectively, of cytochrome b-559, from the chloroplast genome of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In contrast to other organisms psbE is not co-transcribed with psbF. The primary structures of the gene products are very similar to the equivalent proteins in cyanobacteria and plants. Each subunit contains a single histidine residue that is thought to ligate haem. Upstream of the psbE gene, a trnM gene is located which encodes an elongator tRNAMet molecule.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
Volume1188
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the BBSRC and the Royal Society. S.A. is a recipient of an SERC studentship, P.J.N. is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and R.N. was a Royal Society Visiting Research Professor at Imperial College.

Keywords

  • (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • Chloroplast genome
  • Cytochrome
  • Green alga
  • Photosystem II
  • psbE
  • psbF
  • trnM

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