Photosynthetic reaction centers

@article{Allen1998PhotosyntheticRC,
  title={Photosynthetic reaction centers},
  author={J. P. Allen and J. Williams},
  journal={FEBS Letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={438}
}
The reaction center is the key component for the primary events in the photochemical conversion of light into chemical energy. After excitation by light, a charge separation that spans the cell membrane is formed in the reaction center in a few hundred picoseconds with a quantum yield of essentially one. A conserved pattern in the cofactors and core proteins of reaction centers from different organisms can be defined based on comparisons of the three dimensional structure of two types of… Expand
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