RpcE subfamily


Likely forms a heterodimer with RpcF. The activity of the RpcE/F complex was not formerly characterized but it is thought to attach a PEB at Cys-84 of alpha-PC-II in most PE-containing marine Synechococcus spp. RpcE and RpcF are closely related to CpcE and CpcF, respectively.


  • Six et al., 2007. Diversity and evolution of phycobilisomes in marine Synechococcus spp.: a comparative genomics study Genome Biol, 8, R259.
  • Wilbanks et al., 1993. Rod structure of a phycoerythrin II-containing phycobilisome. I. Organization and sequence of the gene cluster encoding the major phycobiliprotein rod components in the genome of marine Synechococcus sp. WH8020 J Biol Chem, 268, 1226-1235.

Gene Locus tag Genbank Species Strain PBP in rods Pigment type Remark Length Last change
RpcE subfamily sync_0486 YP_729713.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9311 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A N-term extended 265 09-28-2012
RpcE subfamily SH8109_0092 ZP_05789298.1 Synechococcus sp. WH8109 PC+PEI+PEII 3bB Sequence was incomplete (updated by FP) 257 12-05-2011
RpcE subfamily Syncc9902_1911 YP_377912.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9902 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A 256 09-26-2011
RpcE subfamily SynWH7803_0477 YP_001224200.1 Synechococcus sp. WH7803 PC+PEI+PEII 3a 256 09-26-2011
RpcE subfamily Syn8016DRAFT_2740 ZP_08957393.1 Synechococcus sp. WH8016 PC+PEI+PEII 3aA 269 11-04-2011
RpcE subfamily SynWH8020_rpcE AAA27348.1 Synechococcus sp. WH8020 PC+PEI+PEII 3dA/CA4-A 265 08-26-2012

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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