Analysis of the Slow Component of the Flash-Induced P515 Response in Chloroplasts

  • J. J. J. Ooms
  • W. J. Vredenberg
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The flash-induced P515 absorbance change in dark adapted chloroplasts is known to consist of several components. Joliot and Delosme [1] described a fast (phase a) and a slow rising component (phase b). The fast rising component has a rise time less than 0.5 ms. This phase is generally interpreted as reflecting the primary charge separation in the reaction centers and is attributed to the rising part of reaction 1 [2]. The slow rising component (phase b) is referred to as the rising part of reaction 2 [2] and has been subject of numerous discussions.


Slow Component Absorbance Change P515 Signal P515 Response Firing Time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. J. Ooms
    • 1
  • W. J. Vredenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Physiological ResearchAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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