Chapter 8. Phytochromes in Microorganisms

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich4
  1. Richard D. Vierstra1 and
  2. Baruch Karniol2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch8

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Vierstra, R. D. and Karniol, B. (2005) Phytochromes in Microorganisms, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    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 Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 425-6 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 445 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, 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;
  • phytochromes in microorganisms;
  • phylogenetic analysis;
  • phy superfamily

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Higher Plant Phys

  • The Discovery of Microbial Phys

  • Phylogenetic Analysis of the Phy Superfamily

    • Cyanobacterial Phy (Cph) Family

    • Bacteriophytochrome (BphP) Family

    • Fungal Phy (Fph) Family

    • Phy-like Sequences

  • Downstream Signal-Transduction Cascades

  • Physiological Roles of Microbial Phys

    • Regulation of Phototaxis

    • Enhancement of Photosynthetic Potential

    • Photocontrol of Pigmentation

  • Evolution of the Phy Superfamily

  • Perspectives

  • Acknowledgements

  • References