Special Issue "Molecular Biology of Phototrophic Bacterial"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Phototrophic bacteria are a very diverse collection of organisms, encompassing those that can abstract electrons from water and evolve oxygen (similar to plants), to the anoxygenic phototrophs whose sources of electrons are molecules other than water. There are a number of species within each of these broad groupings that are further distinguished from each other with respect to their mechanisms of obtaining energy from light, and with respect to other associated aspects of their physiologies. This Special Issue focuses on the transcription regulation of phototrophic genes, which include those that code for proteins required to harvest light energy, as well as those that code for enzymes that synthesize pigments and other molecules integral to phototrophy. Rather than limiting the content to regulation in one or another kind of bacterium, this Special Issue is directed towards highlighting the variety of mechanisms that these organisms have evolved to achieve the regulation required to meet their individual needs.
Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls
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- bacterial phototrophy
- transcription regulation
- light energy
- microbial physiology
- gene expression