Absorption Changes induced by the Photochemical Reaction of Photosynthesis

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IF a series of flashes of bright light is given to a suspension of green algae, the primary photo-product and subsequent intermediates will be largely removed in the course of each interposed dark period, if its duration is sufficiently long. At room temperature a dark-time of about 50 msec. will be a minimum1.

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KOK, B. Absorption Changes induced by the Photochemical Reaction of Photosynthesis. Nature 179, 583–584 (1957) doi:10.1038/179583a0

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