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Title: Models and mechanisms of the rapidly reversible regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting

Abstract

The rapid response of photosynthetic organisms to fluctuations in ambient light intensity is incompletely understood at both the molecular and membrane levels. In this review, we describe research from our group over a 10-year period aimed at identifying the photophysical mechanisms used by plants, algae and mosses to control the efficiency of light harvesting by photosystem II on the seconds-to-minutes time scale. To complement the spectroscopic data, we describe three models capable of describing the measured response at a quantitative level. The review attempts to provide an integrated view that has emerged from our work, and briefly looks forward to future experimental and modelling efforts that will refine and expand our understanding of a process that significantly influences crop yields.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1571987
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Open Biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2441
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; photosynthesis; non-photochemical quenching; energy-dependent quenching; snapshot spectroscopy; multiscale models; excitation energy transfer

Citation Formats

Bennett, Doran I. G., Amarnath, Kapil, Park, Soomin, Steen, Collin J., Morris, Jonathan M., and Fleming, Graham R. Models and mechanisms of the rapidly reversible regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1098/rsob.190043.
Bennett, Doran I. G., Amarnath, Kapil, Park, Soomin, Steen, Collin J., Morris, Jonathan M., & Fleming, Graham R. Models and mechanisms of the rapidly reversible regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting. United States. doi:10.1098/rsob.190043.
Bennett, Doran I. G., Amarnath, Kapil, Park, Soomin, Steen, Collin J., Morris, Jonathan M., and Fleming, Graham R. Fri . "Models and mechanisms of the rapidly reversible regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting". United States. doi:10.1098/rsob.190043. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1571987.
@article{osti_1571987,
title = {Models and mechanisms of the rapidly reversible regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting},
author = {Bennett, Doran I. G. and Amarnath, Kapil and Park, Soomin and Steen, Collin J. and Morris, Jonathan M. and Fleming, Graham R.},
abstractNote = {The rapid response of photosynthetic organisms to fluctuations in ambient light intensity is incompletely understood at both the molecular and membrane levels. In this review, we describe research from our group over a 10-year period aimed at identifying the photophysical mechanisms used by plants, algae and mosses to control the efficiency of light harvesting by photosystem II on the seconds-to-minutes time scale. To complement the spectroscopic data, we describe three models capable of describing the measured response at a quantitative level. The review attempts to provide an integrated view that has emerged from our work, and briefly looks forward to future experimental and modelling efforts that will refine and expand our understanding of a process that significantly influences crop yields.},
doi = {10.1098/rsob.190043},
journal = {Open Biology},
number = 4,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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