Photon statistics and pulsed-light regime in experiments on unicellular algae

Heliyon. 2022 Dec 21;8(12):e12474. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e12474. eCollection 2022 Dec.


Photon arrival time statistics significantly affect the performance of the photosynthetic system under a pulsed-light regime when the average number of photons hitting the Chlorophyll antenna of PS II is small. As a result, the interpretation of measurements of the production rate of biomass or other products of unicellular algae under a pulsed-light regime and the comparison of the results with those obtained under continuous illumination depends crucially upon accounting for these statistics.

PMID:36590479 | PMC:PMC9801126 | DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e12474


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