A role for a light-harvesting antenna complex of photosystem II in photoprotection.

High light (beyond what is needed for maximum photosynthesis) is a major plant stress. Under extreme high-light conditions, the photosynthetic apparatus can be damaged irreversibly, but plants and algae have devised various strategies to protect themselves (photoprotection) (Björkman and Demmig-Adams, 1994). One of the strategies for survival in high light… CONTINUE READING