Isolation and characterization of Erythrobacter sp. strains from the upper ocean

Michal Koblížek, Oded Béjà, Robert R. Bidigare, Stephanie Christensen, Bryan Benitez-Nelson, Costantino Vetriani, Marcin K. Kolber, Paul Falkowski, Zbigniew S. Kolber

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Abstract

Seven strains of marine aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs belonging to the genus Erythrobacter were isolated. The strains were characterized regarding their physiological and biochemical properties, 16S rDNA and pufM gene sequences, morphological features, substrate preference, as well as pigment and lipid composition. All strains had functional type-2 reaction centers containing bacteriochlorophyll, served by small, light-harvesting complex 1, and were photosynthetically competent. In addition, large pools of carotenoids were found, but only some of the accessory pigments transfer energy to the reaction centers. All of the isolates were facultative photoheterotrophs. They required an organic carbon substrate for growth; however, they are able to supplement a significant fraction of their metabolic requirements with photosynthetically derived energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-338
Number of pages12
JournalArchives of Microbiology
Volume180
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

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Sphingomonadaceae
Bacteriochlorophylls
Energy Transfer
Carotenoids
Ribosomal DNA
Pigments
Oceans and Seas
Carbon
Lipids
Light
Accessories
Substrates
Growth
Organic carbon
Energy transfer
Genes
Chemical analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Keywords

  • Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs
  • Aerobic photosynthetic bacteria
  • Bacteriochlorophyll a
  • Erythrobacter
  • Photoheterotrophy

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Koblížek, M., Béjà, O., Bidigare, R. R., Christensen, S., Benitez-Nelson, B., Vetriani, C., ... Kolber, Z. S. (2003). Isolation and characterization of Erythrobacter sp. strains from the upper ocean. Archives of Microbiology, 180(5), 327-338. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-003-0596-6
Koblížek, Michal ; Béjà, Oded ; Bidigare, Robert R. ; Christensen, Stephanie ; Benitez-Nelson, Bryan ; Vetriani, Costantino ; Kolber, Marcin K. ; Falkowski, Paul ; Kolber, Zbigniew S. / Isolation and characterization of Erythrobacter sp. strains from the upper ocean. In: Archives of Microbiology. 2003 ; Vol. 180, No. 5. pp. 327-338.
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