MpeZ family


Biochemically characterized as a Cys-83 alpha-PEII:PEB lyase isomerase in Synechococcus sp. RS9916 (Shukla et al., 2012). Likely does not form an heterodimer. Sequence related to MpeY and MpeW and more distantly to CpeY.


  • Shukla et al., 2012. Phycoerythrin-specific bilin lyase-isomerase controls blue-green chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 49, 20136-20141.
  • Six et al., 2007. Diversity and evolution of phycobilisomes in marine Synechococcus spp.: a comparative genomics study Genome Biol, 8, R259.

Gene Locus tag Genbank Species Strain PBP in rods Pigment type Remark Length Last change
MpeZ family sync_2228 YP_731426.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9311 PC+PEI+PEII 3d/CA4 409 09-26-2011
MpeZ family Syncc9902_1568 YP_377570.1 Synechococcus sp. CC9902 PC+PEI+PEII 3d/CA4 409 09-26-2011
MpeZ family BL107_10891 ZP_01469555.1 Synechococcus sp. BL107 PC+PEI+PEII 3d/CA4 409 09-26-2011
MpeZ family RS9916_39531 ZP_01472949.1 Synechococcus sp. RS9916 PC+PEI+PEII 3d/CA4 413 09-26-2011
MpeZ family SynRCC307_2004 YP_001228260.1 Synechococcus sp. RCC307 PC+PEI+PEII 3b 414 09-26-2011

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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