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  • n. The inhibition of photosynthesis caused by protein damage due to high levels of light (especially ultraviolet)


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  • Under these conditions, high light conditions can cause thylakoid membranes to become damaged in a process known as photoinhibition.


  • As a result photosynthesis is limited by photoinhibition.


  • They also act as “sunscreens” protecting cells by absorbing blue green light, thereby protecting tissues from photoinhibition or high light stress.

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  • Our results suggest that the growth of seedlings on north-facing slopes is limited by low soil temperature in the presence of permafrost, while growth on south-facing slopes appears limited by winter desiccation and cold-induced photoinhibition. jae

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  • Ambarsari I, Warner ME, Fitt WK, Dunne RP, et al. (1999) Diurnal changes in photochemical efficiency and xanthophyll concentrations in shallow water reef corals: evidence for photoinhibition and photoprotection.

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  • We note that high insolation, in early summer, leads to photoinhibition and reductions in symbiont population densities.

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  • II proteins during photoinhibition of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

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  • "Cells at the surface of the culture hog all the sunlight and end up wasting most of it because the absorption of excess sunlight makes the cells more susceptible to photoinhibition." - latest science and technology news stories


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