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State Transitions--a Question of Balance

Science, 7 March 2003
Vol. 299, Issue 5612, p. 1530-1532
DOI: 10.1126/science.1082833

State Transitions--a Question of Balance

  1. John F. Allen*
  1. The author is in the Department of Plant Biochemistry, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Box 124, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. E-mail: john.allen{at}plantbio.lu.se

Summary

Plant biologists have struggled for decades to identify a crucial kinase that orchestrates the transition of the photosynthetic machinery from state 1 to state 2, an energy conserving-process designed to maximize the light conditions. In his Perspective, Allen reveals the identity this kinase and the mechanism by which it controls transitions ( Depège et al.).

Citation:

J. F. Allen, State Transitions--a Question of Balance. Science 299, 1530-1532 (2003).

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