Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 117–119 | Cite as

Zippora Gromet-Elhanan (1931–2007), a passionate and a fiercely dedicated scientist




This obituary was invited and edited by Govindjee.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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