Polarized absorption, photoacoustic, fluorescence excitation and fluorescence emission spectra of phycobilisomes were measured when embedded in polyvinyl alcohol films. The phycobilisomes were isolated from the following organisms: Anabaena cylindrica, Nostoc punctiforma and Synechococcus elongatus. The ratio of photoacoustic spectra to absorption was taken as a measure of thermal dissipation of excitation energy. The isotropic samples and those oriented by the film stretching were investigated. The stretching of the sample strongly influences the efficiency of excitation energy transfer occurring among biliproteins in phycobilisomes, as is seen from the dramatic changes in the fluorescence and thermal dissipation spectra. The effect of stretching the film depends on the shape of phycobilisomes and on the strength of interactions between biliproteins in phycobilisomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Photochemistry and Photobiology|
|State||Published - Aug 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry