Spectroscopic properties of pigment-protein complexes from photosynthetic purple bacteria in relation to their structure and function

  • F. van Mourik
  • R. W. Visschers
  • R. van Grondelle
  • M. C. Chang
  • V. Sundström
  • R. J. Cogdell
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In photosynthesis the light-energy, necessary to drive the electrochemical processes occurring in the reaction center, is collected by a light-harvesting antenna. Many (bacterio)chlorophyll-protein complexes cooperate in the absorption of the energy from the sun and the transport of the excitation energy to the reaction center.


Spectroscopic Property Purple Bacterium Pigment Organization B820 Form Rhodopseudomonas Palustris 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. van Mourik
    • 1
  • R. W. Visschers
    • 1
  • R. van Grondelle
    • 1
  • M. C. Chang
    • 2
  • V. Sundström
    • 3
  • R. J. Cogdell
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of BiophysicsPhysics Laboratory of the Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of BiochemistryNorth Western UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Physical ChemistryUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden
  4. 4.Dept. of BotanyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland

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