Microscopy and single molecule detection in photosynthesis

  • Vácha F
  • Bumba L
  • Kaftan D
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Abstract

Progress in various fields of microscopy techniques brought up enormous possibilities to study the photosynthesis down to the level of individual pigment-protein complexes. The aim of this review is to present recent developments in the photosynthesis research obtained using such highly advanced techniques. Three areas of microscopy techniques covering optical microscopy, electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy are reviewed. Whereas the electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy are used in photosynthesis mainly for structural studies of photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes, the optical microscopy is used also for functional studies. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. TS - Zeitschr_URL Ende

Author-supplied keywords

  • 3-Dimensional Electron-Microscopy
  • Atomic-Force Microscopy
  • Cryoelectron Microscopy
  • Cyanobacterium-Synechococcus Sp
  • Electron Microscopy7 Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Field Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Light-Harvesting Complex
  • Oxygen-Evolving Complex
  • Pigment-Protein Complexes
  • Plant Photosystem-I
  • Scanning-Tunneling-Microscopy
  • confocal microscopy
  • photosynthesis
  • single molecule spectroscopy

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Authors

  • František Vácha

  • L Bumba

  • D Kaftan

  • Martin Vacha

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