Water oxidation and water-oxidizing complex in cyanobacteria

Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Atefeh Nemati Moghaddam, Jian-Ren Shen, Govindjee

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Abstract

Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae as they were called, are a group of bacteria that obtain their energy through oxygenic photosynthesis (for a perspective, see [1]; for evolution, see [2]).Cyanobacteria converted the early reducing atmosphere into an oxidizing one and changed the composition of life forms on Earth. The consensus is that chloroplasts in plants and eukaryotic algae have evolved from cyanobacterial ancestors via endosymbiosis [3]. In this chapter, we will discuss the structure and function of the water-oxidizing complex (WOC) in cyanobacteria [4,5].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStress Biology of Cyanobacteria
Subtitle of host publicationMolecular Mechanisms to Cellular Responses
PublisherCRC Press
Pages41-60
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781466575196
ISBN (Print)9781466504783
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Najafpour, M. M., Moghaddam, A. N., Shen, J-R., & Govindjee (2013). Water oxidation and water-oxidizing complex in cyanobacteria. In Stress Biology of Cyanobacteria: Molecular Mechanisms to Cellular Responses (pp. 41-60). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b13853