Photophosphorylation has been achieved in isolated chloroplasts of Phaseolus, without inhibition, by the addition of bovine serum albumin. Cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation and four partial reactions of photosynthetic phosphorylation were studied in the system with chloroplasts of different ages. There seems to be evidence for a correlation between a minimum structural complexity of the chloroplast and the ability to carry out the reactions studied.
bovine serum albumin
N-tris (bydroxymetbyl)-methyI-2-amino etbanesulpbonic acid
N-tris (hydroxymethyl) amino methane
- NADP and NADPH2
oxidized and reduced forms of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phospbate