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Nature's power switching station

The flow of energy in Earth's primary light harvesters — photosynthetic pigment–protein complexes — needs to be heavily regulated, as the sun's energy supply can vary over many orders of magnitude. Observing hundreds of individual light-harvesting complexes has now provided important insights into the machinery that regulates this process.

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Figure 1: The flow of energy in photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes needs to be heavily regulated.


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Walla, P. Nature's power switching station. Nature Chem 9, 728–730 (2017).

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