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Photosynthetic complex in close-up

Photosystem II, a photosynthetic protein complex, is prone to X-ray damage during crystallography. A high-resolution structure of the undamaged complex now offers a detailed view of its catalytic centre. See Letter p.99

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Schlichting, I. Photosynthetic complex in close-up. Nature 517, 26–27 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14072

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