Chapter 9: The Role of Chlamydomonas Ferredoxins in Hydrogen Production and Other Related Metabolic Functions

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Ferredoxins are proteins that mediate electron transfer in a number of biological reactions, providing reductant (or oxidant) to a variety of metabolic pathways. In Chlamydomonas, 13 ferredoxin gene homologs have been identified, and their role in algal metabolism is being investigated. We describe the current state of the research related to Chlamydomonas ferredoxins FDX1, FDX2, and FDX5, particularly with respect to pathways involved in H2 production. Furthermore, we provide a global understanding of the possible role(s) of all Chlamydomonas ferredoxins, based on comparison with ferredoxins from other organisms. The information presented in this review is expected to provide new directions specifically towards H2-related ferredoxin research in photosynthetic organisms in general.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMicroalgal Hydrogen Production: Achievements and Perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Series in Photochemical and Photobiology, Volume 16
EditorsMichael Seibert, Giuseppe Torzillo
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781849736725
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameComprehensive Series in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
ISSN (Print)2041-9716
ISSN (Electronic)2041-9724

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© European Society for Photobiology 2018.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-2700-68646


  • Chlamydomonas
  • ferredoxins
  • H2 production


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