How Dinoflagellates Protect Themselves during Photosynthesis

During photosynthesis at high light intensities dangerous oxygen radicals can form inside cells. Dinoflagellates have a unique light-harvesting complex (antenna) which can divert superfluous energy extremely efficiently to avoid this cell damage. In cooperation with colleagues in the USA and the Czech Republic, a team of biophysicists from the Ruhr-University Bochum around Prof. Eckhard Hofmann and Tim Schulte has now been able to determine which molecules in the antenna are of significance.

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