Photosynthetic antenna systems, such as phycobilisomes found in cyanobacteria, function in harvesting sunlight for conversion into cellular fuel. Degradation and resynthesis of phycobilisomes occurs on a rapid and massive scale in response to changing environmental conditions. Systems and synthetic biology approaches are being applied to understand this dynamic process of phycobilsomes remodeling. Together, these studies are unraveling the different aspects of light harvesting and the various strategies that cyanobacteria employ to optimize energy capture.
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