Photosynthesis Research

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The identification of the Photosystem II reaction center: a personal story

  • Kimiyuki Satoh


This minireview is about the path that led me to the identification of the Photosystem II reaction center in oxygenic photosynthesis. It is based mostly on my own experiences and viewpoints. Thus, the article is essentially a personal account, and does not include all contributions that led to the identification of this functional unit of Photosystem II.

D1 protein D2 protein D1/D2/Cyt b559 complex O. Nanba Photosystem II reaction center K. Satoh 


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  • Kimiyuki Satoh
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  1. 1.Okayama UniversityOkayamaJapan (

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