Carotenoids in photosynthesis : absorption , transfer and dissipation of light energy

  title={Carotenoids in photosynthesis : absorption , transfer and dissipation of light energy},
  author={Mamoru Mimuro},
The functioning of carotenoids in photosynthesis is discussed in relation to the reaction mechanism. The energy transfer process from the allenic carotenoid, fucoxanthin, to chl a was intensively investigated in the newly isolated fucoxanthin-chl a / c protein assembly (FCPA) from a brown alga Dictyota dichotoma. The transfer time was shorter than 3 ps at 15°C. The energy level responsible for transfer may not be the Qx band of chl a, contrary to the proposal for the transfer in the bacterial… CONTINUE READING


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