Fraction of cell protein content of Cyanobacteria and microscopic eukaryotic algae occupied by the highly expressed photosynthetic proteins Rubisco and apoproteins of reaction centre and light-harvesting complexes, and for comparison the ribosomal protein

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Organism Microbes
Reference Raven JA, Beardall J, Larkum AW, Sánchez-Baracaldo P. Interactions of photosynthesis with genome size and function. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2013 Jun 10 368(1622):20120264. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0264. p.6 table 4PubMed ID23754816
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Comments P.5 left column top paragraph: "The fastest-growing chemoorganotrophs have significantly higher specific growth rates than the fastest-growing photolithotrophs in both Bacteria and Eukarya. This slower growth of photosynthetic organisms apparently results from diversion of resources into the photosynthetic apparatus that can account for up to half of the cell protein (table 4). A further diversion of protein, and of RNA, in that fraction of the cellular ribosomal complement (a fraction of the cytosolic ribosomes, and all of the ribosomes in the plastids) are related to the synthesis of the photosynthesis-specific proteins." See comments on right side of table
Entered by Uri M
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