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By Sir George Porter PRS (auth.), J. Barber, R. Malkin (eds.)

From July 31 to August thirteen a NATO complex research Institute on Photosynthesis used to be held on the Anargyrios and Korgialenios college at the Island of Spetsai. Greece. The Institute thinking about innovations and up to date advances in photosynthesis study and taken jointly academics and scholars with a variety of curiosity and adventure. It was once a truly stimulating celebration which allowed cross-fertilization to happen among biophysicists. biochemists, molecular biologists and physiologists. Lectures and discussions ran~ed from the outline of the molecular constitution of the photosynthetIc bacterial response centre and of tobacco Rubisco via to the legislation of carbon metabolism and the applying of genetic engeering. This e-book is made out of the contents of the key lectures and a range of appropriate posters displayed on the Institute. Taken jointly the publication is a superb illustration of the hottest recommendations and actions in photosynthesis learn throughout a large, yet interlocking. spectrum of subject matters. The papers offered listed here are a written checklist of the prime quality of either the academics and scholars alike and emphasises the worth of the NATO ASI sequence as a reference resource. The profitable employer of the Institute and the construction of this booklet wouldn't have been attainable with out the help of our colleagues. We for that reason desire to thank Pam cook dinner, Lyn Barber. Niki Gounaris, Alison Telfer. Sotiria Nikolaidon, David Chapman, Steven Mayes and Wei Qiu Wang for all their aid in the course of the process the Institute.

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Sci. USA 84, 6162-6166. 9 Zuber H. (1987) The structure of light-harvesting pigment-protein complexes. in: 'Topics in Photosynthesis. The Light Reactions', pp. 197-259. (J. ). V. 10 Susi H. (1969) Infrared spectra of biological macromolecules and related systems. N. ) pp. 575-663, Dekker, New York. 30 11 Nabedryk E. and Breton J. (1981) Orientation of intrinsic proteins in photosynthetic membranes. Polarized infrared spectroscopy of chloroplasts and chromatophores. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 635, 515-524.

This gives confidence for interpreting similar spectroscopic data on other ChI-protein complexes as in the case, for example, of the antenna complexes (2,4,29,30), photosystem I from higher plants (31) and other membrane systems for which no X-ray structure is available. For the organization of proteins in antenna complexes, the reader is referred to (4). 4. LIGHT-INDUCED FTIR DIFFERENCE SPECTROSCOPY OF THE PRIMARY REACTIONS IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS This experimental approach is aimed at galnlng informations on i) the molecular interactions between the pigments involved in the charge separation and their anchoring sites in the protein cage and ii) the changes which affect these molecular interactions during the charge separation and the subsequent steps of stabilization.

2), the highest frequency band in the C=O region could be in principle assigned to the 7c and/or lOa C=O ester groups. For bonds not involved in conjugation such as these ester carbonyls, only inductive coulombic effects from the n electron system would be expected (35). u. o!! I H2O W U Z «m a: 0 en m «

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