Properties of Reaction Centers from the Green Photosynthetic Bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus

  • Robert E. Blankenship
  • Jeffrey T. Trost
  • L. J. Mancino
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 149)

Abstract

The photosynthetic reaction center is an elegant machine that transduces light energy into redox energy. Purple photosynthetic bacteria have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of how this transduction is accomplished, because it has been possible to purify and characterize their reaction centers in terms of chemical composition, spectral, kinetic and thermodynamic properties1,2. The recent determination of the three dimensional structures of two purple bacterial reaction centers has brought this study to a stage where the function of the complexes can be analyzed in detail with respect to their structure3–7.

Keywords

HPLC Manganese Photosynthesis Carotenoid Isopropanol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Blankenship
    • 1
  • Jeffrey T. Trost
    • 1
  • L. J. Mancino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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