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What are quantasomes? The background of a nearly forgotten term

URN to cite this document:
Ball, Rafael ; Richter, M. ; Wild, A.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 08 Mar 2013 15:00


After the formulation of the photosynthetic unit (PSU) concerning the cooperation of 2400 chlorophyll molecules in the reduction of one molecule of CO2 by Emerson and Arnold in 1932, the search for a morphological expression of the functional unit began. The quantasome hypothesis is an attempt to relate the structure visible in the electron microscope, the quantasome, and the PSU. The term ...


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