• Alteration in the acceptor side of photosystem II of chloroplast by high light

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      Acceptor side damage; photosystem II; high light stress; fluorescence

    • Abstract


      The effect of high light on the acceptor side of photosystem II of chloroplasts and core particles of spinach was studied. BothVmax and apparentKm for DCIP were altered in photoinhibited photosystem II core particles. The double reciprocal plot analysis as a function of actinic light showed increased slope in chloroplasts photoinhibited in the presence of DCMU. Exposure of chloroplasts to high light in the presence of DCMU did not protect the chloroplast against high light induced decrease in Fm, level. Further the high light stress induced decrease inFm level was not restored by the addition of DCMU. These results suggest that the high light stress induced damage to chloroplast involves alteration in the binding site forQB on the DI protein on the acceptor side of photosystem II

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      U Dwivedi1 R Bhardwaj1 M Sharma1

      1. School of Biochemistry, D A University, Khandwa Road, Indore - 452 001, India
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