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1Author    Marie-Jose DelrieuRequires cookie*
 Title    Evidence for Unequal M isses in Oxygen Flash Yield Sequence in Photosynthesis  
 Abstract    The numerical analysis of the oxygen flash yield Yn sequences, alone, does not allow to choose between two models: equal S state misses with non negligible double hits or unequal misses with nearly no double hits. Nevertheless, the com parison o f the sequences in different conditions shows that the equal miss model is unrealistic: in very different experimental conditions (non saturating flash, different batch o f Chlorella or chloroplasts), a parallel variation of the hom o­ geneous miss and double hit factors is observed. This correlation seems strange within the equal miss model: misses come from incomplete reaction (i.e. for exemple insufficient light) and double hits i.e. double advancem ent come, in principle, from excessive light or too long flash; for these reasons, opposite variation of misses and double hits as a function of light intensity are ex­ pected. W ithin the equal miss model the inverse is exactly observed: at low flash light intensity (11%) which increases the misses, 16% of double hits are needed, which is quite unrealistic. In contrast, the unequal miss model explains such result quite naturally by a m athem atical property: any theoretical sequence with only a unique S state miss and no double hit can be fitted with homogeneous misses and double hits, which increase in parallel as a function o f the damping. Evidence for unequal misses in oxygen flash yield sequence is provided by the heterogeneous properties of the light saturation curves (M. J. D elrieu, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 592, 4 7 8 -4 9 4 (1980)). At high flash intensity, all, excepted the transition S ' 2 -*■ S3 , are saturated; the transition £ 2 -* S3 is far from saturation and its very large saturating light intensity is actually not known. A comparative study, in the same chloroplast batch, o f the oxygen yield patterns with attenuated flashes and of the experimental saturation curves of S states shows that only photo­ chemical misses (due to non saturation) exist. At high intensity, there is only a unique miss for the transition S 2 S 3 i.e. the probability for this transition is low. A model involving a second acceptor could explain the slow increase of transition probability o f S ' 2 -* S3 at high flash intensity. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 38c, 247—258 (1983); received N ovem ber 16 1982 
  Published    1983 
  Keywords    Oxygen Evolution, Photosystem II, M atrix Analysis, N on Saturating Flash Sequence, Electron Acceptor 
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 Volume    38