Photosynthesis Research

, 76:73

Linking the xanthophyll cycle with thermal energy dissipation*

  • Barbara Demmig-Adams

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024902927403

Cite this article as:
Demmig-Adams, B. Photosynthesis Research (2003) 76: 73. doi:10.1023/A:1024902927403


This perspective summarizes my personal recollections about the initial discovery of the involvement of the xanthophyll cycle in photoprotective energy dissipation, starting with my arrival at Olle Björkman's laboratory at the Carnegie Institution and focusing on events from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.

William Adams Wolfgang Bilger Olle Björkman Barbara Demmig-Adams Adam Gilmore Harry Yamamoto 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Demmig-Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental, Population, and Organismic BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA (

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