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Thiazolylidene-Ketonitriles are Efficient Inhibitors of Electron Transport in Reaction Centers from Photosynthetic Bacteria

  • Walter Oettmeier , Silvana Preuße and Michael Haefs

Thiazolylidene-ketonitriles are efficient inhibitors of photosynthetic electron flow in reaction centers from either Rhodobacter sphaeroides or Rhodobacter capsulatus. Some compounds of this class exhibit a higher inhibitory potency in the bacterial system as compared to photosystem II. Up to now, photosystem II inhibitors were generally less active in photosynthetic bacteria. An azido-thiazolylidene-ketonitrile upon illumination almost exclusively tags the L-subunit in the bacterial reaction center.

Received: 1991-4-19
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1991-12-1

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