Non-photochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence in photosynthesis. 5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone in spinach thylakoids as a model for antenna based quenching mechanisms

In vivo mechanisms of non-photochemical quenching that contribute to energy dissipation in higher plants are still a source of some controversy. In the present study we used an exogenous oxidized quinone, 5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone to induce quenching of chlorophyll excited states in photosynthetic light-harvesting antenna and to elucidate the mechanism… (More)