Kinetics of prolonged photoinhibition revisited: photoinhibited Photosystem II centres do not protect the active ones against loss of oxygen evolution

Photoinhibition of Photosystem II (PSII) in lincomycin-treated leaves begins as a first-order reaction, but fluorescence measurements have suggested that after prolonged illumination, the number of active PSII centres stabilizes to 15–20% of control. The stabilization has been interpreted to indicate that photoinhibited PSII centres protect the remaining… (More)