Major absorption maxima of chlorins in whole cells and in the dissolved state, and fluorescence maxima of whole cells of phototrophic prokaryotes

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Organism prokaryote
Reference Jorg Overmann and Ferran Garcia-Pichel, The Phototrophic Way of Life, Prokaryotes (2006) 2:32–85 chapter 1.3, edited by Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Erko Stackebrandt, DOI: 10.1007/0-387-30742-7_3 p.47 table 2
Comments P.47 right column bottom paragraph: "Chlorophylls and bacteriochlorophylls exhibit two major absorption bands (Table 2) and, when excited in the dissolved state, a corresponding red (685 nm for chlorophyll a) or infrared (786 nm for bacteriochlorophyll a) fluorescence." P.48 left column 2nd paragraph: "A second consequence of the interactions between pigment molecules and proteins is the shift of the absorption peaks of the former towards longer wavelengths. In the case of chlorophyll a, the shift is comparatively small while it is larger in bacteriochlorophyll-protein complexes (up to 650 nm in bacteriochlorophyll b-containing phototrophic bacteria, Table 2)." P.48 left column bottom paragraph: "All (bacterio)chlorophylls exhibit two major absorption bands (Table 2), leaving a considerably wide gap in the absorption spectrum." P.68 right column bottom paragraph: "Below accumulations of purple sulfur bacteria, the green-colored forms of the green sulfur bacteria dominate because of their superior capability to harvest the light reaching them, which has its spectrum shifted to a maximum intensity at 420–450 nm (Table 2) (Montesinos et al., 1997)."
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