Pigments accumulation via light and oxygen in Rhodobacter capsulatus strain XJ-1 isolated from saline soil

Lin, Zhihua, Cui, Xiaohua, Zhao, Chungui, Yang, Suping and Imhoff, Johannes F. (2014) Pigments accumulation via light and oxygen in Rhodobacter capsulatus strain XJ-1 isolated from saline soil Journal of Basic Microbiology, 54 (8). pp. 828-834. DOI 10.1002/jobm.201200565.

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Abstract

A Rhodobacter capsulatus strain, designated XJ-1, isolated from saline soil, accumulated almost only one kind of bacteriochlorophyll a anaerobically in the light, aerobically in the light and dark, and the relative contents of the bacteriochlorophyll a were 44.61, 74.89, and 77.53% of the total pigments, respectively. A new purple pigment appeared only in aerobic-light grown cells, exhibited absorption maxima at 355, 389, 520, 621, and 755 nm, especially distinctly unusual peak at 621 nm, whereas vanished in anaerobic-light and in aerobic-dark culture. Spheroidene and OH–spheroidene predominated in anaerobic phototrophic cultures. Spheroidenone was the sole carotenoid when exposed to both light and oxygen. The second keto-carotenoids, OH–spheroidenone, presented only in aerobic-dark culture in addition to spheroidenone. Strain XJ-1 would be a good model organism for the further illustration of the regulation of bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis gene expression in response to unique habitat.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Bacteriochlorophyll; Purple pigment; Rhodobacter capsulatus; Saline soil; Oxygen and light
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-MI Marine Microbiology
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1002/jobm.201200565
ISSN: 0233-111X
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 09:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 10:33
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/21528

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