Chapter 5. Identifying Redox-active Chromophores in Photosystem II by Low-temperature Optical Spectroscopies

  1. Dr. Anthony F. Collings3 and
  2. Prof. Christa Critchley4
  1. Elmars Krausz1 and
  2. Sindra Peterson Årsköld2

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606742.ch5

Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application

Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application

How to Cite

Krausz, E. and Årsköld, S. P. (2005) Identifying Redox-active Chromophores in Photosystem II by Low-temperature Optical Spectroscopies, in Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application (eds A. F. Collings and C. Critchley), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606742.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    CSIRO Industrial Physics, PO Box 218, Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia

  2. 4

    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

  2. 2

    Lund University, Department of Biochemistry, PO Box 124, 22100 Lund, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 5 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310906

Online ISBN: 9783527606740

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Keywords:

  • redox-active chromophores in photosystem II;
  • low-temperature optical spectroscopies;
  • experimental methods;
  • sample preparation;
  • illumination;
  • absorption and CD signatures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental Methods

    • Sample Preparation

    • Illumination

    • Spectra

  • Results and Discussion

    • Absorption and CD Signatures: Plant PSII Cores and BBYs

    • Absorption and CD Signatures: Plant and Cyanobacterial PSII Cores

    • Absorption Signatures: The Native and Solubilized Reaction Center

    • MCD Signatures: P680 and ChlZ

    • Electrochromic Signature: PheoD1 in Active PSII

  • Conclusions

    • Low-temperature Precision Polarization Spectroscopies

    • Signatures of P680 and ChlZ

    • Electrochromism Signature of PheoD1

    • Coupling and Robustness in P680 and Biomimetic Systems

  • References