Interference of ruthenium red analogues at photosystem II of spinach thylakoids.

The effect of ruthenium red analogues on several thylakoid photosynthetic activities has been investigated. RR, RV, RRPh1, RRPh2 and Ph inhibit ATP synthesis and electron flow from water to MV (basal, phosphorylating and uncoupled) as their concentration increases, thus, they act as a Hill reaction inhibitor. They inhibit uncoupled electron transport… (More)