Reaction Centers from Purple Bacteria 275

James P. Allen andJoAnn C. Williams

12.1 Introduction 275

12.2 The Overall Structure 276

12.3 Bacteriochlorophyll Dimer 278

12.4 Bacteriochlorophyll and Bacteriopheophytin Monomers 281

12.5 Primary Quinone, Secondary Quinone, and Non-heme Iron 282

12.6 Carotenoid 283

12.7 Electron Transfer 283

12.8 Evolution from Anoxygenic to Oxygenic Photosynthesis 285

12.9 Biotechnological Applications 286

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