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Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 135–141 | Cite as

Structural factors which control the position of the Qy absorption band of bacteriochlorophyll a in purple bacterial antenna complexes

  • R.J. Cogdell
  • T.D. Howard
  • N.W. Isaacs
  • K. McLuskey
  • A.T. Gardiner
Article

Abstract

This paper presents a concise review of the structural factors which control the energy of the Qy absorption band of bacteriochlorophyll a in purple bacterial antenna complexes. The energy of these Qy absorption bands is important for excitation energy transfer within the bacterial photosynthetic unit.

bacteriochlorophyll light-harvesting complexes purple photosynthetic bacteria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R.J. Cogdell
    • 1
  • T.D. Howard
    • 1
  • N.W. Isaacs
    • 2
  • K. McLuskey
    • 2
  • A.T. Gardiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IBLSUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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