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Cell. 2002 Aug 9;110(3):273-6.

Photosynthesis of ATP-electrons, proton pumps, rotors, and poise.

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  • 1Department of Plant Biochemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Box 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.


Light-driven electron transport is coupled to ATP synthesis in chloroplasts. While the nature of the coupling and the structures of key components are now known, there has long been disagreement over pathways of electron transport. Recent results now put an old idea back on the agenda-cyclic electron transport around photosystem I.

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