Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 73, Issue 1–3, pp 51–54

‘And whose bright presence’ – an appreciation of Robert Hill and his reaction

  • David Alan Walker

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020479620680

Cite this article as:
Walker, D.A. Photosynthesis Research (2002) 73: 51. doi:10.1023/A:1020479620680


The Hill reaction, its elucidation, and significance is briefly described. Hill oxidants, the role of the methemoglobin reducing factor and its relation to ferredoxin, and the part played by chloroplast envelopes are discussed.

chloroplasts electron transport oxygen evolution Robert Hill methaemoglobin oxidants 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Alan Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldNorthumberlandUK

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