Rates of primary electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centres and their mechanistic implications

@article{Fleming1988RatesOP,
  title={Rates of primary electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centres and their mechanistic implications},
  author={Graham R Fleming and Jennifer L. Martin and Jacques Breton},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={333},
  pages={190-192}
}
The conversion of light energy to chemical energy during photosyn-thesis involves the transfer of electrons between pigments embedded in a membrane protein. This process occurs with high quantum efficiency, the result of extremely fast electron transfer over a long distance preventing back transfer and energy loss. Recently the three-dimensional structures of the photosynthetic reaction centres of the bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis1 and Rhodobacter sphaeroides2 have been determined, allowing… CONTINUE READING
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