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Protection and storage of chlorophyll in over wintering evergreens.

Gilmore, Adam; Ball, Marilyn


How evergreen species store and protect chlorophyll during exposure to high light in winter remains unexplained. This study reveals that the evergreen snow gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng.) stores and protects its chlorophylls by forming special complexes that are unique to the winter-acclimated state. Our in vivo spectral and kinetic characterizations reveal a prominent component of the chlorophyll fluorescence spectrum around 715 nm at 77 K. This band coincides structurally with a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


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