Mahboobe Jassas

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In the photosynthetic green sulfur bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum, the baseplate mediates excitation energy transfer from the light-harvesting chlorosome to the Fenna-Matthews-Olson (FMO) complex and subsequently toward the reaction center (RC). Literature data suggest that the baseplate is a 2D lattice of BChl a-CsmA dimers. However, recently, it has been(More)
Absorption and fluorescence spectra of three coumarin dyes with various substituents and alkyl groups have been recorded in solvents in the range of 200-730 nm. The photo-physical behavior of dissolved dye depends on the nature of its environment, i.e. the solvatochromic behaviors of coumarin dyes and solvent/solute hydrogen bonding interactions can be(More)
Persistent/transient spectral hole burning (HB) and computer simulations are used to provide new insight into the excitonic structure and excitation energy transfer of the widely studied bacterial reaction center (bRC) of Rhodobacter (Rb.) sphaeroides. We focus on site energies of its cofactors and electrochromic shifts induced in the chemically oxidized(More)
The B800-850 LH2 antenna from the photosynthetic purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum exhibits an unusual spectral splitting of the B800 absorption band; i.e., two bands are well-resolved at 5 K with maxima at 805 nm (B800R) and 792 nm (B800B). To provide more insight into the nature of the B800 bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a molecules,(More)
This work discusses the protein conformational complexity of the B800-850 LH2 complexes from the purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum, focusing on the spectral characteristics of the B850 chromophores. Low-temperature B850 absorption and the split B800 band shift blue and red, respectively, at elevated temperatures, revealing isosbestic points.(More)
Identification of the lowest energy pigments in the photosynthetic CP47 antenna protein complex of Photosystem II (PSII) is essential for understanding its excitonic structure, as well as excitation energy pathways in the PSII core complex. Unfortunately, there is no consensus concerning the nature of the low-energy state(s), nor chlorophyll (Chl) site(More)
We focus on problems with elucidation of site energies [Formula: see text] for photosynthetic complexes (PSCs) in order to raise some genuine concern regarding the conflicting estimations propagating in the literature. As an example, we provide a stern assessment of the site energies extracted from fits to optical spectra of the widely studied CP47 antenna(More)
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