Reaction Centers of Photosynthetic Bacteria


  • Maria-Elisabeth Michel-Beyerle
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Native Reaction Centers: Structure and Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Mäntele, M. Leonhard, M. Bauscher, E. Nabedryk, J. Breton, D. A. Moss
      Pages 31-44
    3. A. Angerhofer, J. Greis, V. Aust, J. U. von Schütz, H. C. Wolf
      Pages 69-74
    4. D. L. Thibodeau, J. Breton, C. Berthomieu, K. A. Bagley, W. Mäntele, E. Nabedryk
      Pages 87-98
  3. Native Reaction Centers: Electron Transfer Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. U. Finkele, K. Dressler, C. Lauterwasser, W. Zinth
      Pages 127-134
    3. K. Dressler, U. Finkele, C. Lauterwasser, P. Hamm, W. Holzapfel, S. Buchanan et al.
      Pages 135-140
    4. G. H. Atkinson, H. Hayashi, M. Tasumi, S. Kolaczkowski
      Pages 141-146
    5. R. Feick, J. L. Martin, J. Breton, M. Volk, G. Scheidel, T. Langenbacher et al.
      Pages 181-188
  4. Modified Reaction Centers: Effects of Mutagenic and Chemical Modifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. M. M. Yang, W. J. Coleman, D. C. Youvan
      Pages 209-218
    3. C. C. Schenck, D. Gaul, M. Steffen, S. G. Boxer, L. McDowell, C. Kirmaier et al.
      Pages 229-238
    4. K. A. Gray, J. W. Farchaus, J. Wachtveitl, J. Breton, U. Finkele, C. Lauterwasser et al.
      Pages 251-264
    5. H. U. Stilz, U. Finkele, W. Holzapfel, C. Lauterwasser, W. Zinth, D. Oesterhelt
      Pages 265-271
    6. N. W. Woodbury, A. K. Taguchi, J. W. Stocker, S. G. Boxer
      Pages 303-312
    7. A. Struck, D. Beese, E. Cmiel, M. Fischer, A. Müller, W. Schäfer et al.
      Pages 313-326
  5. Reaction Centers: Modelling of Structure/Function-Relationship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. J. Fajer, K. M. Barkigia, K. M. Smith, E. Zhong, E. Gudowska-Nowak, M. D. Newton
      Pages 367-376
    3. M. Bixon, J. Jortner, M. E. Michel-Beyerle
      Pages 389-400
    4. J. Vrieze, A. J. Hoff
      Pages 409-421
    5. A. L. Morris, J. R. Norris, M. C. Thurnauer
      Pages 423-435
  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. M. E. Michel-Beyerle, H. Scheer
      Pages 453-463
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 464-469

About these proceedings


Reaction Centers of Photosynthetic Bacteria is an updated record on the most recent insight into the struc- ture/function relationship of reaction centers from photosynthetic bacteria. It addresses in particular, interactions and dynamics which determine the ultra-high quantum yield of photoinduced charge separation in these energy-transforming molecular machines. Of particular interest is the still controversial issue of the primary charge separation mechanism as well as the effects of well-defined modifications, introduced either by mutagenic replacements in the protein matrix or by chemical exchange of reaction center pigments. Also described are the methods used for the characterization of interactions and dynamics important for electron transfer processes in the reaction center.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria-Elisabeth Michel-Beyerle
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64781-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61297-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0932-2353
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-2561
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