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REGULATION OF LIGHT HARVESTING IN GREEN PLANTS.
When plants are exposed to light intensities in excess of those that can be utilized in photosynthetic electron transport, nonphotochemical dissipation of excitation energy is induced as a mechanismExpand
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Identification of a mechanism of photoprotective energy dissipation in higher plants
Under conditions of excess sunlight the efficient light-harvesting antenna found in the chloroplast membranes of plants is rapidly and reversibly switched into a photoprotected quenched state inExpand
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Control of the light harvesting function of chloroplast membranes: The LHCII‐aggregation model for non‐photochemical quenching
Dissipation of excess excitation energy within the photosystem II light‐harvesting antenna (LHCII) by non‐photochemical quenching (NPQ) is an important photoprotective process in plants. An update toExpand
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The photoprotective molecular switch in the photosystem II antenna.
We have reviewed the current state of multidisciplinary knowledge of the photoprotective mechanism in the photosystem II antenna underlying non-photochemical chlorophyll fluorescence quenching (NPQ).Expand
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Absence of the Lhcb1 and Lhcb2 proteins of the light-harvesting complex of photosystem II - effects on photosynthesis, grana stacking and fitness.
We have constructed Arabidopsis thaliana plants that are virtually devoid of the major light-harvesting complex, LHC II. This was accomplished by introducing the Lhcb2.1 coding region in theExpand
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Molecular design of the photosystem II light-harvesting antenna: photosynthesis and photoprotection.
The photosystem II (PSII) light-harvesting system carries out two essential functions, the efficient collection of light energy for photosynthesis, and the regulated dissipation of excitation energyExpand
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The super-excess energy dissipation in diatom algae: comparative analysis with higher plants
When grown at intermittent light regime, diatom alga Phaeodactylum tricornutum is able to form photoprotective non-photochemical chlorophyll fluorescence quenching (NPQ) three to five times largerExpand
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Control of the light‐harvesting function of chloroplast membranes by aggregation of the LHCII chlorophyll—protein complex
A new hypothesis is presented to explain the major molecular process that regulates the efficiency of light harvesting by chloroplast membranes. It is proposed that in excess light the decrease inExpand
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Nonphotochemical Chlorophyll Fluorescence Quenching: Mechanism and Effectiveness in Protecting Plants from Photodamage1
  • A. Ruban
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • 10 February 2016
Knowledge about the mechanism of non-photochemical chlorophyll fluorescence quenching adds to an understanding of its effectiveness at protecting plants from photodamage. We review the mechanismExpand
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Photosynthetic acclimation: Does the dynamic structure and macro‐organisation of photosystem II in higher plant grana membranes regulate light harvesting states?
The efficiency of light harvesting in higher plant photosynthesis is regulated in response to external environmental conditions. Under conditions of excess light, the normally highly efficientExpand
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