Z scheme of photosynthesismedical dictionary

<biochemistry, biology> A schematic representation of the light reactions of photosynthesis, in which the photosynthetic reaction centres and electron carriers are arranged according to their electrode potential (free energy) in one dimension and their reaction sequence in the second dimension.

This gives a Z shape, the two reaction centres (of photosystems I and II) being linked by the photosynthetic electron transport chain.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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