Photosystem II artwork

Photosystem II artwork

We can all breath because of oxygen photosynthesis. Here, a diagram of a key O2 catalyst, the metal cluster in photosystem II, one of two O2 photosynthesis mechanisms. On top of it, a tyrosine molecule flips back and forth chemically and physically to speed up electron transfer in the oxygen-producing part of photosynthesis. Credit: Georgia Tech / Ben Brumfield / Barry Lab

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Groups

College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

Categories
Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
PS II, photosystem II, PS 2, photosynthesis, oxygen, tyrosine, vibrational spectroscopy, breathable oxygen, O2, calcium, metal cluster, ligand, manganese cluster, chlorophyll, catalyst, electrocatalyst
Status
  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 11, 2018 - 11:02am
  • Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018 - 11:03am