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Fluorescence emission by wild-type- and mutant-strains of Rhodopseudomonas capsulata.

Authors
  • Feick, R
  • van Grondelle, R
  • Rijgersberg, C P
  • Drews, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 03, 1980
Volume
593
Issue
2
Pages
241–253
Identifiers
PMID: 7236634
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Absorption and fluorescence emission spectra of Rhodopseudomonas capsulata, strains 37b4 (wild type), A1a+ (blue-green mutant strain), Y5 (phototroph negative, having only B-800--850 bacteriochlorophyll-carotenoid-protein complex) at 4 K, 77 K and 300 K were measured. The fluorescence emission at 890 nm of the B-870 bacteriochlorophyll band dominates the emission of other spectral forms of the strains 37b4 and A1a+, while in strain Y5 a fluorescence emission band at 865 nm of the B-850 bacteriochlorophyll dominates. Very little fluorescence was observed at 805 nm. A linear relation between relative fluorescence intensity and the exciting light intensity was observed. The integrated fluorescence yield increased as the temperature was lowered from 300 K to 4 K. The results are discussed in the light of the arrangement of pigment molecules in the membrane and the process of energy migration within the photosynthetic apparatus.

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