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Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 76, Issue 1–3, pp 247–253 | Cite as

Discovery of pheophytin function in the photosynthetic energy conversion as the primary electron acceptor of Photosystem II

  • Vyacheslav V. Klimov
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Abstract

This minireview describes the discovery of participation of pheophytin, a metal-free derivative of chlorophyll, in the early steps of photosynthetic solar energy conversion as the primary electron acceptor of Photosystem II.

electron acceptor A.V. Klevanik V.V. Klimov. A.A. Krasnovsky pheophytin Photosystem II V. A. Shuvalov 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vyacheslav V. Klimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow regionRussia

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