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 (Humily et al., 2013). The mpeZ gene is specific of one of the two groups of marine Synechococcus able to chromatically acclimate (CA4-A) and is generally located outside the main phycobilisome rod region (Six et al., 2007; Humily et al., 2013).


  • Humily et al., 2013. A gene island with two possible configurations is involved in chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus PLoS One, 8, e84459.
  • 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.

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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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