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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Jan 1987; 84(1): 146–150.
PMCID: PMC304159

Reconstitution of chlorophyll a/b light-harvesting complexes: Xanthophyll-dependent assembly and energy transfer


A method for in vitro reconstitution of the chlorophyll a/b light-harvesting complex from LiDodSO4/heat-denatured or acetone-extracted photosynthetic membranes has been developed. Characterization of the minimum components necessary for the functional organization of pigments in these membrane complexes reveals that xanthophylls are essential structural components.

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