Picosecond kinetics of light harvesting and photoprotective quenching in wild-type and mutant phycobilisomes isolated from the cyanobacterium synechocystis PCC 6803

L. Tian, M.S. Gwizdala, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R.B.M. Koehorst, D. Kirilovsky, H. van Amerongen

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Abstract

In high light conditions, cyanobacteria dissipate excess absorbed energy as heat in the light-harvesting phycobilisomes (PBs) to protect the photosynthetic system against photodamage. This process requires the binding of the red active form of the Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1692-1700
JournalBiophysical Journal
Volume102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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