INVARIABLE TRAPPING TIMES IN PHOTOSYSTEM-I UPON EXCITATION OF MINOR LONG-WAVELENGTH-ABSORBING PIGMENTS

Autor(en): TRISSL, HW
HECKS, B
WULF, K
Stichwörter: ANNIHILATION; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biophysics; CHLAMYDOMONAS-REINHARDTII; CHLOROPHYLL-A; ENERGY-TRANSFER; LIGHT-HARVESTING ANTENNA; PHOTOSYNTHETIC APPARATUS; RESOLVED FLUORESCENCE; RHODOBACTER-SPHAEROIDES; RHODOSPIRILLUM-RUBRUM; SELECTIVE PICOSECOND SPECTROSCOPY
Erscheinungsdatum: 1993
Herausgeber: AMER SOC PHOTOBIOLOGY
Journal: PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY
Volumen: 57
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 108
Seitenende: 112
Zusammenfassung: 
The primary charge separation in photosystem (PS) I was measured on stacked pea thylakoids using the light-gradient photovoltage technique. Upon 532 nm excitation with picosecond flashes, a trapping time of 80 /- 10 ps for PS I was found, which is in close agreement with literature data. In the wavelength range between 700 nm and 717 nm the trapping time was essentially the same although there was an indication for a slight decrease. To further analyze the data we performed a spectral decomposition of PS I with Chl a and b solvent spectra. This procedure yielded bands at around 682 nm, 690 nm, 705 nm and 715 nm. According to this decomposition, a selective excitation of long-wavelength antenna pigments at wavelengths lambda > 710 nm is possible, because the direct excitation of the main 682 nm band is small compared to the excitation of the two most red-shifted bands. The invariability of the trapping time of the excitation wavelength suggests thermal equilibration of the excitation energy among all antenna pigments according to their excited state energy levels and their abundance. Hence, we conclude that trapping in PS I is essentially rate-limited by the primary charge separation much as it is the case in PS II. Then, according to our spectral decomposition in a time constant of 2-3 ps is predicted for the primary charge separation in PS I.
Beschreibung: 
2ND WORKSHOP ON PHOTOSYNTHETIC ANTENNA SYSTEMS, FREISING, GERMANY, MAR 20-APR 03, 1992
ISSN: 00318655
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.1993.tb02264.x

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