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Title: Crystallographic studies on integral membrane light harvesting complexes from photosynthetic bacteria
Author: McLuskey, Karen
ISNI:       0000 0001 3625 7471
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1999
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The three dimensional crystal structure of the B800-820 light harvesting complex, an integral membrane pigment-protein complex, from the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas acidophila strain 7050, has been determined to a resolution of 2.8A. This thesis outlines the processes by which the structure was solved; gives an initial comparison between it and the crystal structure of the B800-850 LH complex from Rhodopseudomonas acidophila strain 100501; and suggests reasons for the observed spectroscopic differences between the two complexes. Additionally, biochemical investigations performed on a further three light harvesting complexes are described, and a novel spectroscopic method for monitoring the purity of the complexes is introduced.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Crystallogenesis