Flavodiiron Protein Flv 2 / Flv 4-Related Photoprotective Mechanism Dissipates Excitation Pressure of PSII in Cooperation with Phycobilisomes in Cyanobacteria 1 [ C ]

@inproceedings{Bersanini2014FlavodiironPF,
  title={Flavodiiron Protein Flv 2 / Flv 4-Related Photoprotective Mechanism Dissipates Excitation Pressure of PSII in Cooperation with Phycobilisomes in Cyanobacteria 1 [ C ]},
  author={Luca Bersanini and Natalia Battchikova and Martina Jokel and Ateeq ur Rehman and Imre Vass and Yagut Allahverdiyeva and E M Aro},
  year={2014}
}
Oxygenic photosynthesis evolved with cyanobacteria, the ancestors of plant chloroplasts. The highly oxidizing chemistry of water splitting required concomitant evolution of efficient photoprotection mechanisms to safeguard the photosynthetic machinery. The role of flavodiiron proteins (FDPs), originally called A-type flavoproteins or Flvs, in this context has only recently been appreciated. Cyanobacterial FDPs constitute a specific protein group that evolved to protect oxygenic photosynthesis… CONTINUE READING