Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Britt, R. D. 2001. Oxygen Production. eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
Photosystem II utilizes visible light to drive the oxidation of water, resulting in bio-activated electrons and protons, with the production of molecular oxygen as a byproduct. This water-splitting reaction is carried out by a manganese cluster/tyrosine radical ensemble, the oxygen-evolving complex.
- Kok cycles;
- photosystem II;
- tyrosine radicals;
- water oxidation