The complex architecture of oxygenic photosynthesis

@article{Nelson2004TheCA,
  title={The complex architecture of oxygenic photosynthesis},
  author={N. Nelson and A. Ben-Shem},
  journal={Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={971-982}
}
Oxygenic photosynthesis is the principal producer of both oxygen and organic matter on earth. The primary step in this process — the conversion of sunlight into chemical energy — is driven by four, multisubunit, membrane-protein complexes that are known as photosystem I, photosystem II, cytochrome b6f and F-ATPase. Structural insights into these complexes are now providing a framework for the exploration not only of energy and electron transfer, but also of the evolutionary forces that shaped… Expand
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