The question of the intermediate state P+Chl-in bacterial photosynthesis

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.


In bacterial photosynthesis it has been proposed that an electron is transferred from the excited singlet state (P*) of theprimary electron donor first to a bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) molecule, generating a P+Chl charge-transfer state, and that BChl-subsequently (4-7 ps) transfers an electron to a bacteriopheophytin molecule. Here we review the evidence for and against the intermediacy of P+BChl- and present picosecond transient absorption and kinetic data that bear on this point. We conclude that there is no convincing evidence that P+BChl is a kinetically or spectrally resolved intermediary state in the charge separation process. © 1985.




Kirmaier, C., Holten, D., & Parson, W. W. (1985). The question of the intermediate state P+Chl-in bacterial photosynthesis. FEBS Letters, 185(1), 76–82.

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free