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Understanding and improving regulation of photosynthesis

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  • UserKrishna Niyogi, Berkeley World_link
  • ClockThursday 04 March 2021, 15:00-16:00
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Photosynthetic light harvesting in plants is regulated by non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) mechanisms that safely dissipate excess absorbed sunlight. There are several types of NPQ , and they operate on different timescales in response to daily and seasonal changes in light intensity that occur in nature. We are using molecular genetics and ultrafast spectroscopy to understand how NPQ mechanisms work in plants and algae, with the aim of using this fundamental knowledge to alter NPQ kinetics and thereby increase photosynthetic efficiency and crop productivity.

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