photosystem II
Photosynthetic system in chloroplasts in which light of up to 680nm is absorbed and its energy used to split water molecules, giving rise to a high energy reductant, Q-, and oxygen. The reductant is the starting point for an electron transport chain that leads to photosystem I and that is coupled to the phosphorylation of ADP to ATP.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Photosystem II — Übergeordnet Photosystem Untergeordnet Photosystem II Reaktionszentrum Lichtsammelkomplex II …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • photosystem II — noun see photosystem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • photosystem II — The photosystem in eucaryotic cells that absorbs shorter wavelength light, usually less than 680 nm, and transfers the energy to chlorophyll P680 during photosynthesis; it participates in noncyclic photophosphorylation …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • photosystem II — noun see photosystem …   Useful english dictionary

  • Photosystem II light harvesting protein — Pfam box Symbol = PSII Name = Photosystem II protein width = caption = Pfam= PF00421 InterPro= IPR000932 SMART= Prosite = SCOP = TCDB = 3.E.2 OPM family= 2 OPM protein= 2axt PDB=PDB3|1s5lb:1 501 PDB3|2axtB:1 501Photosystem II light harvesting… …   Wikipedia

  • Photosystem — Photosystems (ancient Greek: phos = light and systema = assembly) are protein complexes involved in photosynthesis. They are found in the thylakoid membranes of plants, algae and cyanobacteria (in plants and algae these are located in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Photosystem — Übergeordnet Thylakoid Untergeordnet Photosystem I Photosystem II …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • photosystem — noun Date: 1964 either of two photochemical reaction centers consisting chiefly of photosynthetic pigments complexed with protein and occurring in chloroplasts: a. one that absorbs light with a wavelength of about 700 nanometers called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • photosystem — ˈtü noun Etymology: phot + system : either of two photochemical reaction centers occurring in chloroplasts that consist chiefly of photosynthetic pigments (as chlorophyll) complexed with protein which absorb light energy and convert it to… …   Useful english dictionary

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