Govindjee at 80: more than 50 years of free energy for photosynthesis

  title={Govindjee at 80: more than 50 years of free energy for photosynthesis},
  author={Julian J. Eaton-Rye},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
We provide here a glimpse of Govindjee and his pioneering contributions on the two light reactions and the two pigment systems, particularly on the water–plastoquinone oxido-reductase, Photosystem II. His focus has been on excitation energy transfer; primary photochemistry, and the role of bicarbonate in electron and proton transfer. His major tools have been kinetics and spectroscopy (absorption and fluorescence), and he has provided an understanding of both thermoluminescence and delayed… CONTINUE READING


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Highly Influential
13 Excerpts

Govindjee (1970a) Low-temperature (4–77 K) spectroscopy of Chlorella: temperature dependence of energy transfer efficiency

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  • Biochim Biophys Acta
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Highly Influential
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Chromatographic studies on the amino acid metabolism of healthy and diseased leaves of Croton sparsiflorus Morong

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