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Title: Regulation of photosynthetic electron transport
Author: Nandha, Beena
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 8349
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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Investigations in this thesis aimed to understand the mechanisms that regulate the photosynthetic electron transport chain in C3 plants and therefore also the significance of cyclic electron flow (CEF). Physiological analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana photosynthetic pgr5 mutant, which had previously been reported to be a CEF mutant, were undertaken. The reduced state of P700 in the light meant that standard assays for P700 and CEF, using P700 absorbance could not be applied. Design and development of flash spectrophotometric techniques were necessary. This primarily involved P700 oxidation kinetics at 820 nm combined with the electrochromic shift at 520 nm to measure electrical field generation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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