A guide to the Lhc genes and their relatives in Arabidopsis/IT>

Trends Plant Sci. 1999 Jun;4(6):236-240. doi: 10.1016/s1360-1385(99)01419-3.


The Lhc super-gene family encodes the light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b-binding (LHC) proteins that constitute the antenna system of the photosynthetic apparatus, and also includes some relatives whose functions are more or less unknown. The Lhc super-gene family of Arabidopsis contains >30 members and the databases contain >1000 EST clones originating from these genes. This article presents an overview of these genes and provides some tools for researchers who want to use them in their studies.