Small-Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering on Photosynthetic Membranes

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Ultrastructural membrane arrangements in living cells and their dynamic remodeling in response to environmental changes remain an area of active research but are also subject to large uncertainty. The use of noninvasive methods such as X-ray and neutron scattering provides an attractive complimentary source of information to direct imaging because in vivo systems can be probed in near-natural conditions. However, without solid underlying structural modeling to properly interpret the indirect information extracted, scattering provides at best qualitative information and at worst direct misinterpretations. Here we review the current state of small-angle scattering applied to photosynthetic membrane systems with particular focus on data interpretation and modeling.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer631370
TidsskriftFrontiers in Chemistry
Vol/bind9
Antal sider14
ISSN2296-2646
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 19 apr. 2021

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