Caister Academic Press

The GreenCut - Functions and Relationships of Proteins Conserved in Green Lineage Organisms

Tyler M. Wittkopp, Shai Saroussi, Wenqiang Yang and Arthur R. Grossman
from: Chloroplasts: Current Research and Future Trends (Edited by: Helmut Kirchhoff). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 241-278.


The most recent GreenCut (GreenCut2) represents a collection of 597 proteins in Chlamydomonas and other green lineage photosynthetic organisms, but not in non-photosynthetic (heterotrophic) organisms. GreenCut2 proteins have diverse functions, with many involved in chloroplast processes including photosynthesis and various biosynthetic pathways. GreenCut2 proteins also have roles in assembly and maintenance of chloroplasts, as well as in plant and algal regulatory processes. This chapter focuses on how GreenCut2 bioinformatic analyses were performed, discusses new insights into GreenCut2 proteins that have recently been characterized, suggests new ways to group these proteins based on their known or inferred biological functions, and reexamines potential functions of some GreenCut2 'unknowns' for which there is now experimental information read more ...
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