Reversible membrane reorganizations during photosynthesis in vivo: revealed by small-angle neutron scattering

Gergely Nagy, Dorthe Posselt, Laszlo Kovacs, Jens Kai Holm, Milan Szabo, Bettina Ughy, Laszlo Rosta, Judith Peters, Peter Timmins, Gyozo Garab

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In the present study, we determined characteristic repeat distances of the photosynthetic membranes in living cyanobacterial and eukaryotic algal cells, and in intact thylakoid membranes isolated from higher plants with time-resolved small-angle neutron scattering. This non-invasive technique reveals lightinduced reversible reorganizations in the seconds-to-minutes time scale, which appear to be associated with functional changes in vivo.
TidsskriftBiochemical Journal
Sider (fra-til)225-230
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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