Juergen Clausen

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The oxygen that we breathe is produced by photosystem II of cyanobacteria and plants. The catalytic centre, a Mn4Ca cluster, accumulates four oxidizing equivalents before oxygen is formed, seemingly in a single reaction step 2H2O<==>O2 + 4H+ + 4e-. The energy and cycling of this reaction derives solely from light. No intermediate oxidation product of water(More)
Theme: adaptation to spatially and temporally variable environments, especially the genetic basis of plasticity and local adaptation. Concepts/approaches as possible topics: Reciprocal transplant, measuring selection in contrasting environments, Fst/Qst, GxE for QTL, plasticity itself as a trait vs. as a trait expressed in diff environments.Olds. 2011.(More)
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