Quieting a noisy antenna reproduces photosynthetic light-harvesting spectra

  title={Quieting a noisy antenna reproduces photosynthetic light-harvesting spectra},
  author={Trevor B. Arp and Jed Kistner-Morris and Vivek Aji and Richard J. Cogdell and Rienk van Grondelle and Nathaniel M. Gabor},
  pages={1490 - 1495}
Pairs of peaks stabilize output power A counterintuitive feature of photosynthesis is that the primary pigments involved in absorbing light—for example, chlorophyll a and b in plants—do not all absorb right at the peak of the spectrum but instead are offset from the peak and each other. Arp et al. formulated a network model that explains how using pigments with this absorption-peak pattern can mitigate internal and external fluctuations in energy transfer, minimizing noise in output power (see… 

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