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Nonphotochemical Quenching by qE in Photosystem II

Pool, T.J. (2009) Nonphotochemical Quenching by qE in Photosystem II. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Photosystem II (PSII) is a protein complex involved in the photosynthetic process, harvesting light and transforming excitation energy in chemical energy. Under high light conditions the system is able to dissipate the excess of energy as heat (NPQ), therefore avoiding major damage to the plant. One of these mechanisms is qE, the rapid component of NPQ. It involves deexcitation of the singlet excited state of chlorophyll in the light-harvesting antenna of PSII. The physiological importance of qE is known, but an unambiguous understanding of the physical mechanism remains elusive. Here a summation of the recent proposed mechanisms in qE has been made to get more perception in the mechanism of qE.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28

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