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Variable stoichiometries of photosystem II to photosystem I reaction centres

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This is the first letter on the topic of the ratio of Photosystems I and II. Additional letters on this topic are welcomed.-R. Blankenship, Editor.

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Chow, W.S., Anderson, J.M. & Hope, A.B. Variable stoichiometries of photosystem II to photosystem I reaction centres. Photosynth Res 17, 277–281 (1988).

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