RpcT family


Gene name proposed by Six et al. (2007). This enzyme is not formerly biochemically characterized yet but indirect evidence suggests that it attaches a PEB at Cys-153 of beta-PC (Blot et al. 2009). RpcT is a paralog of CpcT and they are located in different positions of the PBS rod region of marine Synechococcus spp. (Six et al. 2007). Interestingly, RS9916 possesses both RpcT and CpcT.


  • Blot et al., 2009. Phycourobilin in Trichromatic Phycocyanin from Oceanic Cyanobacteria Is Formed Post-translationally by a Phycoerythrobilin Lyase-Isomerase J Biol Chem, 284, 9290-9298.
  • Six et al., 2007. Diversity and evolution of phycobilisomes in marine Synechococcus spp.: a comparative genomics study Genome Biol, 8, R259.

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Gene Locus tag Genbank Species Strain PBP in rods Pigment type Remark Length Last change

Model strain Model strains, Marine strains

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