Mass Spectrometry of Chlorophylls from Phototrophic Prokaryotes

Airs, RL. 2017 Mass Spectrometry of Chlorophylls from Phototrophic Prokaryotes. Current Organic Chemistry, 21. 10.2174/1385272821666170920164422 (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

Phototrophic prokaryotes inhabit a diverse array of environments on our planet and also contain a wide range of chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls, encompassing both chlorin and bacteriochorin structures. Mass spectrometry, particularly coupled with liquid chromatography and used in conjunction with soft ionization techniques, has been pivotal in the assignment of closely related chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll structures from these organisms. This review considers the ecological niches of the phototrophic prokaryotes, together with the mass spectrometric study of their chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll pigments.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Biochemistry and Observations
Depositing User: Ruth Airs
Date made live: 10 Feb 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2018 11:34
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/7786

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