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Research Article

Ultrafast Red Light Activation of Synechocystis Phytochrome Cph1 Triggers Major Structural Change to Form the Pfr Signalling-Competent State

  • Derren J. Heyes mail,

    nigel.scrutton@manchester.ac.uk (NSS); derren.heyes@manchester.ac.uk (DJH)

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Basile Khara,

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Michiyo Sakuma,

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Samantha J. O. Hardman,

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Ronan O'Cualain,

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen E. J. Rigby,

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Nigel S. Scrutton mail

    nigel.scrutton@manchester.ac.uk (NSS); derren.heyes@manchester.ac.uk (DJH)

    Affiliation: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052418

About the Authors

Derren J. Heyes, Basile Khara, Michiyo Sakuma, Samantha J. O. Hardman, Ronan O'Cualain, Stephen E. J. Rigby, Nigel S. Scrutton
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and Photon Science Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DJH SEJR NSS. Performed the experiments: DJH BK MS SJOH RO SEJR. Analyzed the data: DJH SJOH SEJR NSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RO. Wrote the paper: DJH SEJR NSS.