Chlorophyll: Structure and Function
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Grimm, B. 2001. Chlorophyll: Structure and Function. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Chlorophyll is the dominant pigment on Earth and serves as the light-trapping and energy transferring chromophore in photosynthetic organisms. In recent years research has contributed enormously to a better understanding of the metabolic pathway of chlorophyll synthesis and its biochemical, biophysical and structural properties in close association with the pigment binding proteins of the reaction centre and the antenna complexes of the photosynthetic units.
- haem light harvesting;
- gene expression;
- photodynamic damage