Chapter 1. Microbial Rhodopsins: Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich3
  1. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich3 and
  2. Kwang-Hwan Jung1

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch1

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Spudich, J. L. and Jung, K.-H. (2005) Microbial Rhodopsins: Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity, in Handbook of Photosensory Receptors (eds W. R. Briggs and J. L. Spudich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760510X.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 260 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305, USA

  2. 3

    Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.130, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Life Science, Sogang University, Mapo-Gu Shinsu-Dong 1, Seoul 121–742, Korea

  2. 3

    Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.130, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310197

Online ISBN: 9783527605101

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Keywords:

  • photosensory receptors;
  • microbial rhodopsins;
  • phylogenetic diversity;
  • functional diversity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Archaeal Rhodopsins

  • Clues to Newfound Microbial Rhodopsin Function from Primary Sequence Comparison to Archaeal Rhodopsins

  • Bacterial Rhodopsins

    • Green-absorbing Proteorhodopsin (“GPR”) from Monterey Bay Surface Plankton

    • Blue-absorbing Proteorhodopsin (“BPR”) from Hawaiian Deep Sea Plankton

    • Anabaena Sensory Rhodopsin

    • Other Bacterial Rhodopsins

  • Eukaryotic Microbial Rhodopsins

    • Fungal Rhodopsins

    • Algal Rhodopsins

  • Spectral Tuning

  • A Unified Mechanism for Molecular Function?

  • Opsin-related Proteins without the Retinal-binding Site

  • Perspective

  • References