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Spectroscopy on the B850 band of individual light-harvesting 2 complexes of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila II. Exciton states of an elliptically deformed ring aggregate

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Spectroscopy of individual light-harvesting 2 complexes from purple photosynthetic bacteria revealed a deformation of the circular complex into C2 symmetry. The present work relates the geometry of the deformed aggregate to its spectroscopic properties. Different models of elliptical deformation are discussed and compared with the experimental findings. It is shown that the model with smaller interpigment distances, where the curvature of the ellipse is small, provides the best agreement with fluorescence excitation spectra of individual complexes.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Matsushita, M., Ketelaars, M., Van Oijen, A. M., Köhler, J., Aartsma, T. J., & Schmidt, J. (2001). Spectroscopy on the B850 band of individual light-harvesting 2 complexes of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila II. Exciton states of an elliptically deformed ring aggregate. Biophysical Journal, 80(3), 1604-1614. doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(01)76133-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0035116151

Start Page


  • 1604

End Page


  • 1614

Volume


  • 80

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Spectroscopy of individual light-harvesting 2 complexes from purple photosynthetic bacteria revealed a deformation of the circular complex into C2 symmetry. The present work relates the geometry of the deformed aggregate to its spectroscopic properties. Different models of elliptical deformation are discussed and compared with the experimental findings. It is shown that the model with smaller interpigment distances, where the curvature of the ellipse is small, provides the best agreement with fluorescence excitation spectra of individual complexes.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Matsushita, M., Ketelaars, M., Van Oijen, A. M., Köhler, J., Aartsma, T. J., & Schmidt, J. (2001). Spectroscopy on the B850 band of individual light-harvesting 2 complexes of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila II. Exciton states of an elliptically deformed ring aggregate. Biophysical Journal, 80(3), 1604-1614. doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(01)76133-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0035116151

Start Page


  • 1604

End Page


  • 1614

Volume


  • 80

Issue


  • 3