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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
The dissipation of excess excitation energy in British plant species
The reversible dissipation of excitation energy in higher plants is believed to protect against light-induced damage to the photosynthetic apparatus. This dissipation is measured as theExpand
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
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
Molecular basis of photoprotection and control of photosynthetic light-harvesting
In order to maximize their use of light energy in photosynthesis, plants have molecules that act as light-harvesting antennae, which collect light quanta and deliver them to the reaction centres,Expand
Linking drought-resistance mechanisms to drought avoidance in upland rice using a QTL approach: progress and new opportunities to integrate stomatal and mesophyll responses.
The advent of saturated molecular maps promised rapid progress towards the improvement of crops for genetically complex traits like drought resistance via analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTL).Expand
Antisense Inhibition of the Photosynthetic Antenna Proteins CP29 and CP26: Implications for the Mechanism of Protective Energy Dissipation
The specific roles of the chlorophyll a/b binding proteins CP29 and CP26 in light harvesting and energy dissipation within the photosynthetic apparatus have been investigated. Arabidopsis wasExpand
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
Acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana to the light environment: the existence of separate low light and high light responses
Abstract. The capacity for photosynthetic acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. cv. Landsberg erecta was assessed during growth over a broad range of irradiance. Discontinuities in theExpand
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