Diameter of chromatophore

Range ~60 nm
Organism Bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides
Reference Hitchcock A, Hunter CN, Sener M. Determination of cell doubling times from the return-on-investment time of photosynthetic vesicles based on atomic detail structural models. J Phys Chem B. 2017 Apr 20 121(15):3787-3797. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b12335 p.3788 left column top paragraphPubMed ID28301162
Primary Source [20] Adams PG, Hunter CN. Adaptation of intracytoplasmic membranes to altered light intensity in Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Sep1817(9):1616-27. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2012.05.013PubMed ID22659614
Comments P.3788 left column top paragraph: "An integrative model was employed in ref 14 to describe photosynthetic energy conversion in the chromatophore, the primary photosynthetic unit in the purple bacterium Rhodobacter (Rba.) sphaeroides. The chromatophore is an intracytoplasmic membrane vesicle of approximately 60 nm diameter (primary source) comprising over a hundred cooperating proteins (refs 21-25) for performing ATP synthesis (Figure 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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