Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 132, Issue 1, pp 1–12 | Cite as

David W. Krogmann, 1931–2016

  • Jerry J. Brand
  • Cheryl A. Kerfeld
  • William A. Cramer
  • Govindjee
Tribute

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cytochromes Cyanobacteria Orange carotenoid protein Electron transport Phosphorylation Plastocyanin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry J. Brand
    • 1
  • Cheryl A. Kerfeld
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • William A. Cramer
    • 5
  • Govindjee
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiosciencesUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plant and Microbial BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.Physical Biosciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  5. 5.Department of Biological SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  6. 6.Department of Biochemistry, Department of Plant Biology, and Center of Biophysics & Quantitative BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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