Catalysis rates of photosystem units

Value 200 1/sec
Organism Generic
Reference Nobel, P. S. "Plant Physiology", 3rd ed. p.243 3rd paragraph
Comments P.243 3rd paragraph: "The electron excitation caused by the absorption of a photon can be processed by the chemical reactions leading to CO2 fixation about once every 5×10^−3 s (5 ms). This processing time has important consequences for both the efficiency of light use at different photon flux densities and the optimal number of chlorophylls per reaction center."
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