Modification of the Model Explaining Flash-Induced Oxygen Evolution Patterns in Isolated Thylakoids

  • J. Dirk Naber
  • Jack J. S. van Rensen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 168)


The photosynthetic oxygen evolution is schematically described by the model of Kok et al. [1]. An excited PS II reaction center is able to extract electrons from the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) in a 4-step sequence. The evolution of 1 molecule of O2 requires cooperation of 4 oxidizing equivalents. The OEC contains 4 Mn atoms, which can successively be oxidized and thus accommodate positive charges.


Oxygen Evolution Charge Recombination Oxygen Evolve Complex Acceptor Complex Photosynthetic Oxygen Evolution 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Dirk Naber
    • 1
  • Jack J. S. van Rensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Physiological ResearchAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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