X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Manganese and Iron in the Photosynthetic Apparatus

  • Ann E. McDermott
  • R. D. Guiles
  • Vittal K. Yachandra
  • James Cole
  • R. David Britt
  • S. L. Dexheimer
  • Kenneth Sauer
  • Melvin P. Klein
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Biophysics book series (BIOPHYSICS, volume 2)

Abstract

The process of photosynthesis in green plants may be considered as a photoinduced chlorophyll mediated transfer of electrons from water to CO2 resulting in the formation of carbohydrates and O2. Strong oxidants produced by photosystem II (PS II) remove electrons from the O2-evolving complex resulting in water oxidation. Photosystem I (PS I) produces powerful reductants that donate electrons through a series of membrane bound proteins, one of which has been identified as an iron-sulfur protein containing at least two Fe-S clusters, to soluble ferredoxin and NADP, which are ultimately responsible for CO2 reduction.

Keywords

Microwave Carbohydrate Manganese Tungsten Fractionation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann E. McDermott
    • 1
  • R. D. Guiles
    • 1
  • Vittal K. Yachandra
    • 1
  • James Cole
    • 1
  • R. David Britt
    • 1
  • S. L. Dexheimer
    • 1
  • Kenneth Sauer
    • 1
  • Melvin P. Klein
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics, Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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