Chlamydomonas nuclear mutants that fail to assemble respiratory or photosynthetic electron transfer complexes

Biochem Soc Trans. 2001 Aug;29(Pt 4):452-5. doi: 10.1042/bst0290452.


We are using a molecular-genetic approach to investigate the role of nuclear genes in the biogenesis of the electron transfer complexes of mitochondria and chloroplasts. Our analysis of nuclear mutants of the green alga Chlamydomonas that are defective in respiration or photosynthesis has led to the identification of genes encoding factors required for the expression of specific organellar genes, and genes encoding structural components of the complexes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chlamydomonas reinhardtii* / genetics*
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Electron Transport
  • Mutagenesis, Insertional
  • Mutation*
  • NADH Dehydrogenase / genetics
  • Oxygen Consumption / genetics*
  • Photosynthesis / genetics*
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins / genetics


  • DNA, Mitochondrial
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
  • NADH Dehydrogenase