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Photoprotection in plants: A new light on photosystem II damage

Takahashi, Shunichi; Badger, Murray

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Sunlight damages photosynthetic machinery, primarily photosystem II (PSII), and causes photoinhibition that can limit plant photosynthetic activity, growth and productivity. The extent of photoinhibition is associated with a balance between the rate of photodamage and its repair. Recent studies have shown that light absorption by the manganese cluster in the oxygen-evolving complex of PSII causes primary photodamage, whereas excess light absorbed by light-harvesting complexes acts to cause...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65103
Source: Trends in Plant Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2010.10.001

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