Light Harvesting in Fluctuating Environments: Evolution and Function of Antenna Proteins across Photosynthetic Lineage. Bag, P. Plants, 10(6):1184, June, 2021.
Light Harvesting in Fluctuating Environments: Evolution and Function of Antenna Proteins across Photosynthetic Lineage [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Photosynthesis is the major natural process that can harvest and harness solar energy into chemical energy. Photosynthesis is performed by a vast number of organisms from single cellular bacteria to higher plants and to make the process efficient, all photosynthetic organisms possess a special type of pigment protein complex(es) that is (are) capable of trapping light energy, known as photosynthetic light-harvesting antennae. From an evolutionary point of view, simpler (unicellular) organisms typically have a simple antenna, whereas higher plants possess complex antenna systems. The higher complexity of the antenna systems provides efficient fine tuning of photosynthesis. This relationship between the complexity of the antenna and the increasing complexity of the organism is mainly related to the remarkable acclimation capability of complex organisms under fluctuating environmental conditions. These antenna complexes not only harvest light, but also provide photoprotection under fluctuating light conditions. In this review, the evolution, structure, and function of different antenna complexes, from single cellular organisms to higher plants, are discussed in the context of the ability to acclimate and adapt to cope under fluctuating environmental conditions.
@article{bag_light_2021,
	title = {Light {Harvesting} in {Fluctuating} {Environments}: {Evolution} and {Function} of {Antenna} {Proteins} across {Photosynthetic} {Lineage}},
	volume = {10},
	copyright = {http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/},
	shorttitle = {Light {Harvesting} in {Fluctuating} {Environments}},
	url = {https://www.mdpi.com/2223-7747/10/6/1184},
	doi = {10/gkhz4d},
	abstract = {Photosynthesis is the major natural process that can harvest and harness solar energy into chemical energy. Photosynthesis is performed by a vast number of organisms from single cellular bacteria to higher plants and to make the process efficient, all photosynthetic organisms possess a special type of pigment protein complex(es) that is (are) capable of trapping light energy, known as photosynthetic light-harvesting antennae. From an evolutionary point of view, simpler (unicellular) organisms typically have a simple antenna, whereas higher plants possess complex antenna systems. The higher complexity of the antenna systems provides efficient fine tuning of photosynthesis. This relationship between the complexity of the antenna and the increasing complexity of the organism is mainly related to the remarkable acclimation capability of complex organisms under fluctuating environmental conditions. These antenna complexes not only harvest light, but also provide photoprotection under fluctuating light conditions. In this review, the evolution, structure, and function of different antenna complexes, from single cellular organisms to higher plants, are discussed in the context of the ability to acclimate and adapt to cope under fluctuating environmental conditions.},
	language = {en},
	number = {6},
	urldate = {2021-06-15},
	journal = {Plants},
	author = {Bag, Pushan},
	month = jun,
	year = {2021},
	keywords = {angiosperms, cyanobacteria, evolution, gymnosperms, light-harvesting complexes, photoprotection, photosynthesis, phycobilisomes},
	pages = {1184},
}

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