Structure of photosystems I and II

Petra Fromme, Ingo Grotjohann

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Abstract

Photosynthesis is the major process that converts solar energy into chemical energy on Earth. Two and a half billion years ago, the ancestors of cyanobacteria were able to use water as electron source for the photosynthetic process, thereby evolving oxygen and changing the atmosphere of our planet Earth. Two large membrane protein complexes, Photosystems I and II, catalyze the primary step in this energy conversion, the light-induced charge separation across the photosynthetic membrane. This chapter describes and compares the structure of two Photosystems and discusses their function in respect to the mechanism of light harvesting, electron transfer and water splitting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResults and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Pages33-72
Number of pages40
Volume45
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameResults and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Volume45
ISSN (Print)00801844
ISSN (Electronic)18610412

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Photosystem I Protein Complex
Photosystem II Protein Complex
Earth (Planet)
Solar Energy
Electrons
Light
Water
Photosynthesis
Cyanobacteria
Atmosphere
Membrane Proteins
Oxygen
Membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Fromme, P., & Grotjohann, I. (2008). Structure of photosystems I and II. In Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation (Vol. 45, pp. 33-72). (Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation; Vol. 45). https://doi.org/10.1007/400_2007_044

Structure of photosystems I and II. / Fromme, Petra; Grotjohann, Ingo.

Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation. Vol. 45 2008. p. 33-72 (Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation; Vol. 45).

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Fromme, P & Grotjohann, I 2008, Structure of photosystems I and II. in Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation. vol. 45, Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation, vol. 45, pp. 33-72. https://doi.org/10.1007/400_2007_044
Fromme P, Grotjohann I. Structure of photosystems I and II. In Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation. Vol. 45. 2008. p. 33-72. (Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation). https://doi.org/10.1007/400_2007_044
Fromme, Petra ; Grotjohann, Ingo. / Structure of photosystems I and II. Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation. Vol. 45 2008. pp. 33-72 (Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation).
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