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Studies on Energy Partitioning between the Two Photosystems

  • R. C. Jennings
  • F. M. Garlaschi
  • G. Zucchelli

Abstract

Of central importance for the photosyntetic process in plants is the efficient utilisation of absorbed quanta. In terms of the commonly accepted Z scheme of photosynthetic electron transport this depends on the efficient reduction of NADP by the two photosystems functioning in series. It is in fact widely held that the quantum efficiency of NADP reduction is high. According to Sun and Sauer (1) it approaches the theoretical maximum of 4 quanta per NADP reduced in the wavelength range 640nm – 678nm with spinach chloroplasts. This would imply a nearly symmetrical quantum distribution between the two photosystems.

Keywords

Granum Formation Spinach Chloroplast Absorption Flux Chlorella Cell PSII Antenna 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Jennings
    • 1
  • F. M. Garlaschi
    • 1
  • G. Zucchelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro di Studio del CNRDipartimento di Biologia dell’Uni-versità di MilanoMilanoItaly

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