Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 73-80

First online:

Linking the xanthophyll cycle with thermal energy dissipation*

  • Barbara Demmig-AdamsAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado

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This perspective summarizes my personal recollections about the initial discovery of the involvement of the xanthophyll cycle in photoprotective energy dissipation, starting with my arrival at Olle Björkman's laboratory at the Carnegie Institution and focusing on events from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

William Adams Wolfgang Bilger Olle Björkman Barbara Demmig-Adams Adam Gilmore Harry Yamamoto