A pigment-binding protein essential for regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting

@article{Li2000APP,
  title={A pigment-binding protein essential for regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting},
  author={Xiao-Ping Li and Olle Bj{\"o}rkman and Connie Shih and Arthur R Grossman and Magnus Rosenquist and Stefan Jansson and Krishna K Niyogi},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={403},
  pages={391-395}
}
Photosynthetic light harvesting in plants is regulated in response to changes in incident light intensity. Absorption of light that exceeds a plant's capacity for fixation of CO2 results in thermal dissipation of excitation energy in the pigment antenna of photosystem II by a poorly understood mechanism. This regulatory process, termed nonphotochemical quenching, maintains the balance between dissipation and utilization of light energy to minimize generation of oxidizing molecules, thereby… CONTINUE READING
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