-bound complex in plants and photosynthetic bacteria,
responsible for light-harvesting and primary electron transfer
Comprises light-harvesting pigments such as chlorophyll; a primary
electron-transfer centre, and secondary electron carriers. In green
, Photosystem I transfers electrons from
plastocyanin to a [2Fe-2S] ferredoxin
, and contains iron-sulfur proteins
. Photosystem II transfers electrons from the oxygen-evolving
complex to plastoquinone, and contains an iron centre.
PAC, 1997, 69, 1251
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