Photosynthesis: Dissipating energy by carotenoids

March 18th, 2015 by Diana Kirilovsky

Nature Chemical Biology 11, 242 (2015). doi:10.1038/nchembio.1771

Author: Diana Kirilovsky

The demonstration of excitation energy dissipation via energy transfer in a cyanobacterial chlorophyll-carotenoid membrane complex provides evidence that this mechanism may also operate in the light-harvesting complex antennae of higher plants.