|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry III|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
Light-harvesting complexes are a family of membrane-embedded pigment-binding proteins that work as antennas for the photosystems I and II of plants and algae. Here we provide an overview of their properties, introducing their protein and pigment components and discussing their functional and structural association with the cores to form the photosystem I and II supercomplexes. Finally, we highlight the importance of their structural flexibility for carrying out specific functions.