Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 129, Issue 1, pp 1–12 | Cite as

Remembering David B. Knaff (1941–2016)

Tribute

Abstract

David Knaff began his scientific career in the Department of Cell Physiology at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he worked on chloroplast electron carriers such as the cytochromes and plastocyanin and applied redox potentiometry to characterize these carriers in situ. He moved to Texas Tech University where he made major contributions in the study of ferredoxin-mediated reactions with chloroplast enzymes, most notably nitrite reductase.

Keywords

Chloroplasts Ferredoxin Nitrite Reductase Electron Transfer Oxidation–reduction potentials 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant and Microbial BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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