Minor Complexes at Work: Light-Harvesting by Carotenoids in the Photosystem II Antenna Complexes CP24 and CP26

A. Marin, F. Passarini, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, R. Croce

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Plant photosynthesis relies on the capacity of chlorophylls and carotenoids to absorb light. One of the roles of carotenoids is to harvest green-blue light and transfer the excitation energy to the chlorophylls. The corresponding dynamics were investigated here for the first time, to our knowledge, in the CP26 and CP24 minor antenna complexes. The results for the two complexes differ substantially. In CP26 fast transfer (80 fs) occurs from the carotenoid S
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2829-2838
Number of pages10
JournalBiophysical Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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