In photosynthetic membranes isolated from pea leaves, the redox state of the plastoquinone pool controls both the level of phosphorylation of the chloroplast light-harvesting pigment-protein complex (LHC) and distribution of absorbed excitation energy between the two photosystems. Phosphorylation of LHC polypeptides is proposed as the regulatory mechanism by which photosynthetic systems adapt to changing wavelengths of light.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1981|
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