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Modulation of the Electron Transport System of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

  • Giorgio Forti
  • Giovanni Finazzi
Part of the Electronics and Biotechnology Advanced (EL.B.A.) Forum Series book series (ELBA, volume 3)

Abstract

Oxygenic photosynthesis of green plants and cyanobacteria is a redox reaction, which converts the energy of electromagnetic radiation (in the visible region of solar spectrum) into chemical bond energy, utilizing water as an electron donor, and CO2 as the acceptor to generate carbohydrates and other organic substances, according to the overall equation:
$${{\text{H}}_2}{\text{O + C}}{{\text{O}}_2} + {\text{light}} \to {\text{1/6}}\;{{\text{C}}_6}{{\text{H}}_{12}}{{\text{O}}_6} + {{\text{O}}_2}$$
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Electron Transport Photosynthetic Electron Transport Electron Transport System Oxygenic Photosynthesis Cyclic Electron Transport 
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  • Giorgio Forti
    • 1
  • Giovanni Finazzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia dell’Università di MilanoCentro di Studio CNR sulla Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare delle PianteMilanoItaly

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