Pigment‐protein complexes of purple photosynthetic bacteria: An overview

J. Philip Thornber*, Richard J. Cogdell, Beverly K. Pierson, Richard E.B. Seftor

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A minireview of antenna and reaction center pigmenl‐protein complexes of purple bacteria is presented. Advances in our knowledge of their structure and composition during the past 3 yr are emphasized and some new thoughts are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cellular Biochemistry
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • carotenoid
  • chlorophyll protein
  • light‐harvesting
  • membrane protein
  • photochemical reaction center
  • photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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