Structure and function of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres

G. Feher, James Allen, M. Y. Okamura, D. C. Rees

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Abstract

The primary reaction of photosynthesis is light-driven charge separation, carried out in reaction centres, which are complexes of integral membrane proteins and cofactors. The recent determination of the crystal structures of the reaction centres of two photosynthetic bacteria provides a basis for a quantitative understanding of the primary electron transfer processes of photosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalNature
Volume339
Issue number6220
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
Photosynthesis
Bacteria
Membrane Proteins
Crystal structure
Electrons

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Feher, G., Allen, J., Okamura, M. Y., & Rees, D. C. (1989). Structure and function of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres. Nature, 339(6220), 111-116.

Structure and function of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres. / Feher, G.; Allen, James; Okamura, M. Y.; Rees, D. C.

In: Nature, Vol. 339, No. 6220, 1989, p. 111-116.

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Feher, G, Allen, J, Okamura, MY & Rees, DC 1989, 'Structure and function of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres', Nature, vol. 339, no. 6220, pp. 111-116.
Feher G, Allen J, Okamura MY, Rees DC. Structure and function of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres. Nature. 1989;339(6220):111-116.
Feher, G. ; Allen, James ; Okamura, M. Y. ; Rees, D. C. / Structure and function of bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres. In: Nature. 1989 ; Vol. 339, No. 6220. pp. 111-116.
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