Light Energy Utilization in Oxygenic Photosynthesis

  • G. Forti
Conference paper


In oxygenic photosynthesis of green plants and cyanobacteria, the photochemical process produces a reductant of Em = -440 mV, ferredoxin. Reduced ferredoxin is used to reduce NADP which is utilized in C02 assimilation to the level of carbohydrate, or to reduce nitrite directly within the chloroplast, or to reduce dinitrogen to the level of NH2- in nitrogen-fixing photosynthetic procaryotes.


Oxygenic Photosynthesis Cyclic Electron Transport Intact Chloroplast Reaction Centre Protein Linear Electron Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Forti
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  1. 1.Centro CNR Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare delle Piante, Dipartimento di BiologiaUniversità di MilanoMilanoItaly

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