A photoprotective role for O(2) as an alternative electron sink in photosynthesis?

@article{Ort2002APR,
  title={A photoprotective role for O(2) as an alternative electron sink in photosynthesis?},
  author={Donald R Ort and Neil R Baker},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={193-8}
}
Photoprotection of the photosynthetic apparatus has two essential elements: first, the thermal dissipation of excess excitation energy in the photosystem II antennae (i.e. non-photochemical quenching), and second, the ability of photosystem II to transfer electrons to acceptors within the chloroplast (i.e. photochemical quenching). Recent studies indicate that the proportion of absorbed photons that are thermally dissipated through the non-photochemical pathway often reaches a maximum well… CONTINUE READING
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