Chlorophyll to zeaxanthin energy transfer in non-photochemical quenching: an exciton annihilation-free transient absorption study

Through our longstanding interdisciplinary collaboration with Graham Fleming’s lab in the Department of Chemistry, we used a new annihilation-free transient absorption approach with thylakoids from N. benthamiana CRISPR mutants to show that excitation energy transfer (EET) quenching by zeaxanthin is indeed associated with qE. Preprint is available on bioRxiv.