Kinetics of Energy Flow in the Phycobilisome Core

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Science  29 Nov 1985:
Vol. 230, Issue 4729, pp. 1051-1053
DOI: 10.1126/science.230.4729.1051


Light energy absorbed by the 576 bilin chromophores in the six rods of the phycobilisome of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis 6701 is funneled into a 1.5 x 106 dalton core. The 72 bilins of the core function as a single unit with respect to the rate-limiting processes for energy flow within these particles.