1 An Introduction to Photosynthesis
2 The Emergence of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

Dismukes, G. C., V. V. Klimov, S. V. Baranov, Y. N. Kozlov, J. DasGupta, and A. Tyryshkin. "The Origin of Atmospheric Oxygen on Earth: The Innovation of Oxygenic Photosynthesis." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 98, no. 5 (2001): 2170-2175.

Xiong, J., W. M. Fischer, K. Inoue, M. Nakahara, and C. E. Bauer. "Molecular Evidence for the Early Evolution of Photosynthesis." Science 289, no. 5485 (2000): 1724-1730.

3 Anoxygenic Photosynthesis

Post, A. F., and B. Arieli. "Photosynthesis of Prochlorothrix Hollandica Under Sulfide-Rich Anoxic Conditions." Applied and Environmental Microbiology 63, no. 9 (1997): 3507-3511.

Griesbeck, C., M. Schutz, T. Schodl, S. Bathe, L. Nausch, N. Mederer, M. Vielreicher, and G. Hauska. "Mechanism of Sulfide-Quinone Reductase Investigated Using Site-Directed Mutagenesis and Sulfur Analysis." Biochemistry 41, no. 39 (2002): 11552-11565.

4 Light Harvesting

Liu, Z., H. Yan, K. Wang, T. Kuang, J. Zhang, L. Gui, X. An, and W. Chang. "Crystal Structure of Spinach Major Light-Harvesting Complex at 2.72 A Resolution." Nature 428, no. 6980 (2004): 287-292.

Li, X. P., O. Bjorkman, C. Shih, A. R. Grossman, M. Rosenquist, S. Jansson, and K. K. Niyogi. "A Pigment-Binding Protein Essential for Regulation of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting." Nature 403, no. 6768 (2000): 391-395.

5 Primary Photochemistry of Photosystems II

Barry, Bridgette A., Ian B. Cooper, Antonio De Riso, Scott H. Brewer, Dung M. Vu, and R. Brian Dyer. "Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy Detects Protein-Based Intermediates in the Photosynthetic Oxygen-Evolving Cycle." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103, no. 19 (2006): 7288-7291.

Groot, M. L., N. P. Pawlowicz, L. J. van Wilderen, J. Breton, I. H. van Stokkum, and R. van Grondelle. "Initial Electron Donor and Acceptor in Isolated Photosystem II Reaction Centers Identified with Femtosecond Mid-IR Spectroscopy." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, no. 37 (2005): 13087-13092.

6 Primary Photochemistry of Photosystems I

Rajagopal, S., N. G. Bukhov, H. A. Tajmir-Riahi, and R. Carpentier. "Control of Energy Dissipation and Photochemical Activity in Photosystem I by NADP-Dependent Reversible Conformational Changes." Biochemistry 42, no. 40 (2003): 11839-11845.

Poluektov, O. G., S. V. Paschenko, L. M. Utschig, K. V. Lakshmi, and M. C. Thurnauer. "Bidirectional Electron Transfer in Photosystem I: Direct Evidence from High-Frequency Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy." Journal of the American Chemical Society 127, no. 34 (2005): 11910-11911.

7 Structure of Photosystems II and I

Ben-Shem, A., F. Frolow, and N. Nelson. "Crystal Structure of Plant Photosystem I." Nature 426, no. 6967 (2003): 630-635.

Ferreira, K. N., T. M. Iverson, K. Maghlaoui, J. Barber, and S. Iwata. "Architecture of the Photosynthetic Oxygen-Evolving Center." Science 303, no. 5665 (2004): 1831-1838.

8 Electron Transfer

Maiti, S., G. C. Walker, B. R. Cowen, R. Pippenger, C. C. Moser, P. L. Dutton, and R. M. Hochstrasser. "Femtosecond Coherent Transient Infrared Spectroscopy of Reaction Centers from Rhodobacter Sphaeroides." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 91, no. 22 (1994): 10360-10364.

Kurisu, G., H. Zhang, J. L. Smith, and W. A. Cramer. "Structure of the Cytochrome b6f Complex of Oxygenic Photosynthesis: Tuning the Cavity." Science 302, no. 5647 (2003): 1009-1014.

9 Production of ATP

Abrahams, J. P., A. G. Leslie, R. Lutter, and J. E. Walker. "Structure at 2.8 A Resolution of F1-ATPase from Bovine Heart Mitochondria." Nature 370, no. 6491 (1994): 621-628.

Stock, D., A. G. Leslie, and J. E. Walker. "Molecular Architecture of the Rotary Motor in ATP Synthase." Science 286, no. 5445 (1999): 1700-1705.

10 Carbon Fixation- Ribulose 1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase

Esquivel, M. G., T. S. Pinto, J. Marin-Navarro, and J. Moreno. "Substitution of Tyrosine Residues at the Aromatic Cluster Around the betaA-betaB Loop of Rubisco Small Subunit Affects the Structural Stability of the Enzyme and the in Vivo Degradation Under Stress Conditions." Biochemistry 45, no. 18 (2006): 5745-5753.

Desimone, M., A. Henke, and E. Wagner. "Oxidative Stress Induces Partial Degradation of the Large Subunit of Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase in Isolated Chloroplasts of Barley." Plant Physiology 111, no. 3 (1996): 789-796.

11 C-4 vs. C-3 Photosynthesis Pathways

van Ginkel, L. C., G. Bowes, J. B. Reiskind, and H. B. Prins. "A CO(2)-Flux Mechanism Operating Via pH-Polarity in Hydrilla Verticillata Leaves with C(3) and C(4) Photosynthesis." Photosynthesis Research 68, no. 1 (2001): 81-88.

Yuan, J., J. Sayegh, J. Mendez, L. Sward, N. Sanchez, S. Sanchez, G. Waldrop, and S. Grover. "The Regulatory Role of Residues 226-232 in Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase from Maize." Photosynthesis Research 88, no. 1 (2006): 73-81.

12 Project Day: TEM of Phycobilisomes
13 Bacterial Proteorhodopsin and "Extreme" Photosynthesis

Beja, O., E. N. Spudich, J. L. Spudich, M. Leclerc, and E. F. DeLong. "Proteorhodopsin Phototrophy in the Ocean." Nature 411, no. 6839 (2001): 786-789.

Beatty, J. T., J. Overmann, M. T. Lince, A. K. Manske, A. S. Lang, R. E. Blankenship, C. L. Van Dover, T. A. Martinson, and F. G. Plumley. "An Obligately Photosynthetic Bacterial Anaerobe from a Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, no. 26 (2005): 9306-9310.

14 Nanotechnology of Photosynthesis

Das, R., P. J. Kiley, M. Segal, J. Norville, A. A. Yu, L. Wang, and A. S. Trammell, et al. "Integration of Photosynthetic Protein Molecular Complexes in Solid-State Electronic Devices." Nano Letters 4, no. 6 (2004): 1079-1083.

Steinberg-Yfrach, G., J. L. Rigaud, E. N. Durantini, A. L. Moore, D. Gust, and T. A. Moore. "Light-Driven Production of ATP Catalysed by F0F1-ATP Synthase in an Artificial Photosynthetic Membrane." Nature 392, no. 6675 (1998): 479-482.

15 Proposal Presentations