David W. Krogmann, 1931–2016
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We provide here reflections on the life and career of David W. Krogmann (1931–2016), a great scientist, a mentor and an outstanding teacher, who had a remarkable impact on anyone who came in contact with him. Dave was a pillar of photosynthesis at Purdue University, and an international authority on electron transfer intermediates in oxygenic photosynthesis, particularly the soluble cytochromes. The photosynthetic system of his choice was cyanobacteria, and one of his major discoveries was the Orange Carotenoid Protein in these microrganisms.
KeywordsCytochromes Cyanobacteria Orange carotenoid protein Electron transport Phosphorylation Plastocyanin
We thank many including: Nick Carpita; Richard Dilley; Manuel Hervás ; Kwok Ki Ho; André T. Jagendorf; Toivo Kallas; Larry Zee Morand; William Ogren; Donald R. Ort, and Rachel R.Weaver, for their help by sending information, and/or photographs. Govindjee thanks the staff of Life Science Information Technology, and the Departments of Plant Biology and of Biochemistry of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign for support. We are equally grateful to the Department of Biochemistry of Purdue University for their cooperation in providing information used here.
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