191. Sláma V, L Cupellini, V Mascoli, N Liguori, R Croce, B Mennucci (2023) Origin of Low-Lying Red States in the Lhca4 Light-Harvesting Complex of Photosystem I. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 14, 8345-8352

190. Hu C, E Elias, WJ Nawrocki, R Croce (2023) Drought affects both photosystems in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist

189. Elias E, N Liguori, R Croce (2023) At the origin of the selectivity of the chlorophyll-binding sites in Light Harvesting Complex II (LHCII). International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 243, 125069

188. Pang X, WJ Nawrocki, P Cardol, M Zheng, J Jiang, Y Fang, W Yang, R. Croce, L. Tian (2023) Weak acids produced during anaerobic respiration suppress both photosynthesis and aerobic respiration

Nature Communications 14 (1), 4207

187. Novoderezhkin VI, R Croce (2023) The location of the low-energy states in Lhca1 favors excitation energy transfer to the core in the plant PSI-LHCI supercomplex. Photosynthesis Research156 (1), 59-74

186. Gisriel CJ, E Elias, G Shen, NT Soulier, DA Flesher, MR Gunner, GW Brudvig, R Croce, DA Bryant (2023) Helical allophycocyanin nanotubes absorb far-red light in a thermophilic cyanobacterium. Science advances 9 (12), eadg0251

185. Nawrocki WJ, MR Jones, RN Frese, R Croce, VM Friebe (2023) In situ Time-Resolved Spectroelectrochemistry Reveals Limitations of Biohybrid Photoelectrode Performance. Joule 7 (3), 529-544

184. Hu C, V Mascoli, E Elias, R Croce (2023) The photosynthetic apparatus of the CAM plant Tillandsia flabellate and its response to water deficit. Journal of Plant Physiology, 282, 153945

183. Elias E, N Liguori, R Croce (2023). The origin of pigment-binding differences in CP29 and LHCII: the role of protein structure and dynamics. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 22, 1279-1297

182. R Croce, Y Takahashi (2023) Photosynthesis: light harvesting. The Chlamydomonas sourcebook (ed. A. Grossman and FA WOllman), 509-514


181. Silapetere A, S Hwang, Y Hontani, RG Fernandez Lahore, J Balke, F Velazquez Escobar, M Tros, P E Konold, R Matis, R Croce, PJ Walla, P Hildebrandt, U Alexiev,  TM Kennis, H Sun, T Utesch, P Hegemann (2022). QuasAr Odyssey: the origin of fluorescence and its voltage sensitivity in microbial rhodopsins. Nature Communications 13 (1), 5501.

180. Zamora RA, M. López-Ortiz, M. Sales-Mateo, C.Hu, R. Croce, R. A. Maniyara, V Pruneri, MI Giannotti, P Gorostiza (2022)

Light-and Redox-Dependent Force Spectroscopy Reveals that the Interaction between Plastocyanin and Plant Photosystem I Is Favored when One Partner Is Ready for Electron Transfer. ACS Nano, 16, 9, 15155-15164. 

179. Mascoli V, Bhatti A.F. , Bersanini L., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2022) The antenna of far-red absorbing cyanobacteria increases both absorption and quantum efficiency of Photosystem II. Nature Communications 13 (1), 1-8

178. Bielczynski, L.W., Xu, P. & Croce, R. (2022) PSII supercomplex disassembly is not needed for the induction of energy quenching (qE). Photosynth Res.

177. Sattari Vayghan H, Nawrocki WJ, Schiphorst C, Tolleter D, Hu C, Douet V, Glauser G, Finazzi G, Croce R, Wientjes E, Longoni F. (2022) "Photosynthetic Light Harvesting and Thylakoid Organization in a CRISPR/Cas9 Arabidopsis Thaliana LHCB1 Knockout Mutant."

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176. van Den Berg, T. E., & Croce, R. (2022). The Loroxanthin cycle: A new type of xanthophyll cycle in green algae (Chlorophyta). Frontiers of in plant science,

175. López-Ortiz, M., Zamora, R. A., Giannotti, M. I., Hu, C., Croce, R., Gorostiza, P. (2022) Distance and Potential Dependence of Charge Transport Through the Reaction Center of Individual Photosynthetic Complexes. Small , 18, 2104366.

174. R Arshad, F Saccon, P Bag, A Biswas, C Calvaruso, AF Bhatti, S Grebe, V Mascoli, M Mahbub, F Muzzopappa, A Polyzois, C Schiphorst, M Sorrentino, S Streckaité, H van Amerongen, EM Aro, R Bassi, EJ Boekema, R Croce, J Dekker, R van Grondelle, S Jansson, D Kirilovsky, R Kouřil, S Michel, CW Mullineaux, K Panzarová, B Robert, AV Ruban, I van Stokkum, E Wientjes, C Büchel, (2022) A kaleidoscope of photosynthetic antenna proteins and their emerging roles, Plant Physiology, , kiac175,


173. Nawrocki, W. J., Liu, X., Raber, B., Hu, C., De Vitry, C., Bennett, D. I., & Croce, R. (2021). Molecular origins of induction and loss of photoinhibition-related energy dissipation qI. Science advances, 7(52), eabj0055.

172.Hering, J. G., Croce, R., Escher, B. I., Magurran, A. E., & Noheda, B. (2021). News stories must account for gender bias. Science, 374(6574), 1455-1456.

171. Agostini, A., Nicol, L., Da Roit, N., Bortolus, M., Croce, R., & Carbonera, D. (2021). Altering the exciton landscape by removal of specific chlorophylls in monomeric LHCII provides information on the sites of triplet formation and quenching by means of ODMR and EPR spectroscopies. BBA-Bioenergetics, 1862(11), 148481.

170. Hu, C., Nawrocki, W. J., & Croce, R. (2021). Long‐term adaptation of Arabidopsis thaliana to far‐red light. Plant, cell & environment, 44(9), 3002-3014.

169. Elias, E., Liguori, N., Saga, Y., Schafers, J., & Croce, R. (2021). Harvesting far-red light with plant antenna complexes incorporating chlorophyll d. Biomacromolecules, 22(8), 3313-3322.

168. Sen, S., Mascoli, V., Liguori, N., Croce, R., & Visscher, L. (2021). Understanding the Relation between Structural and Spectral Properties of Light-Harvesting Complex II. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 125(20), 4313-4322.

167. Nicol, L., & Croce, R. (2021). The PsbS protein and low pH are necessary and sufficient to induce quenching in the light-harvesting complex of plants LHCII. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-8.

166. Bag, P., Chukhutsina, V., Zhang, Z., Paul, S., Ivanov, A. G., Shutova, T., Croce, R., Holzwart, A.R., & Jansson, S. (2021). Author Correction: Direct energy transfer from photosystem II to photosystem I confers winter sustainability in Scots Pine. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-1.

165. López-Ortiz, M., Zamora, R. A., Antinori, M. E., Remesh, V., Hu, C., Croce, R., van Hulst, N.F., & Gorostiza, P. (2021). Fast Photo-Chrono-Amperometry of Photosynthetic Complexes for Biosensors and Electron Transport Studies. ACS sensors, 6(2), 581-587.

164. Mascoli, V., & Croce, R. (2021). Photosynthesis| Light-harvesting complex I and II-Pigments and proteins. In Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry III (pp. 236-244). Elsevier.

163. Nami, F., Tian, L., Huber, M., Croce, R., & Pandit, A. (2021). Lipid and protein dynamics of stacked and cation-depletion induced unstacked thylakoid membranes. BBA Advances, 1, 100015.

162. Mascoli, V., Liguori, N., Cupellini, L., Elias, E., Mennucci, B., & Croce, R. (2021). Uncovering the interactions driving carotenoid binding in light-harvesting complexes. Chemical science, 12(14), 5113-5122. DOI: 10.1039/D1SC00071C

161. Li F, Liu C, Streckaite S, Yang C, Xu P, Llansola-Portoles MJ, Ilioaia C, Pascal AA, Croce R, Robert B. (2021) "A new, unquenched intermediate of LHCII." J Biol Chem. 100322. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100322. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33493515.

160. Tros M, Mascoli V, Shen G, Ho MY, Bersanini L, Gisriel CJ, Bryant DA, Croce R, 2021) "Breaking the Red Limit: Efficient Trapping of Long-Wavelength Excitations in Chlorophyll-f-Containing Photosystem I." Chem, Volume 7,  155-173,  10.1016/j.chempr.2020.10.024.


159. Tros M , Novoderezhkin VI , Croce R , van Grondelle R , Romero E (2020) "Complete mapping of energy transfer pathways in the plant light-harvesting complex Lhca4." Phys Chem Chem Phys. ;22(44):25720-25729. doi: 10.1039/d0cp03351k. PMID: 33146173.

158. Xu P, Chukhutsina VU, Nawrocki WJ, Schansker G, Bielczynski LW, Lu Y, Karcher D, Bock R, Croce R. (2020) "Photosynthesis without β-carotene." Elife. 9:e58984. doi: 10.7554/eLife.58984. PMID: 32975516; PMCID: PMC7609050.

157. Croce R, van Amerongen H. (2020)  "Light harvesting in oxygenic photosynthesis: Structural biology meets spectroscopy." Science. (2020) Aug 21;369(6506):eaay2058. doi: 10.1126/science.aay2058. PMID: 32820091.

156. Mascoli, V., Bersanini, L. & Croce, R. (2020) “Far-red absorption and light-use efficiency trade-offs in chlorophyll f photosynthesis.” Nat. Plants 6, 1044–1053 (2020).

155. Chukhutsina, V.U., Liu, X., Xu, P., Croce, R. (2020) Light-harvesting complex II is an antenna of photosystem I in dark-adapted plants. Nat. Plants (2020).

154. Mascoli, V., Gelzinis, A., Chmeliov, J., Valkūnas, L., & Croce, R. (2020). Light-harvesting complexes access analogue emissive states in different environments. Chemical Science,11, 5697-5709. 10.1039/D0SC00781A

153. M Tros, L Bersanini, G Shen, MY Ho, IHM van Stokkum, DA Bryant, R Croce (2020) "Harvesting far-red light: Functional integration of chlorophyll f into Photosystem I complexes of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002." BBA. Bioenergetics,  1861 (8), 148206 10.1016/j.bbabio.2020.148206

152. N Liguori, R Croce, SJ Marrink, S Thallmair (2020) "Molecular dynamics simulations in photosynthesis." Photosynthesis research,144 (2), 273-295. 10.1007/s11120-020-00741-y

151. R Croce (2020) "Light harvesting in oxygenic photosynthesis." BBA. Bioenergetics 1861(4) 148172

150. V Mascoli, V Novoderezhkin, N Liguori, P Xu, R Croce (2020) "Design principles of solar light harvesting in plants: Functional architecture of the monomeric antenna CP29." BBA Bioenergetics 1861(3) 148156

149. LW Bielczynski, G Schansker, R Croce (2020) "Consequences of the reduction of the Photosystem II antenna size on the light acclimation capacity of Arabidopsis thaliana." Plant, cell & environment 43(4) 866-79

148. DA Gacek, CP Holleboom, PN Liao, M Negretti, R Croce, PJ Walla (2020) "Carotenoid dark state to chlorophyll energy transfer in isolated light-harvesting complexes CP24 and CP29." Photosynthesis research 143(1) 19-30

147. WJ Nawrocki, X Liu, R Croce (2020) "Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Exhibits De Facto Constitutive NPQ Capacity in Physiologically Relevant Conditions." Plant physiology 182(1) 472-9

146. MJ Llansola-Portoles, F Li, P Xu, S Streckaite, C Ilioaia, C Yang, A Gall, AA Pascal, R Croce, B Robert (2020) "Tuning antenna function through hydrogen bonds to chlorophyll a." BBA. Bioenergetics 1861 148078


145. Mascoli, V., Liguori, N., Xu, P., Roy, L. M., van Stokkum, I. H., & Croce, R. (2019). Capturing the quenching mechanism of light-harvesting complexes of plants by zooming in on the ensemble. Chem, 5(11), 2900-2912.

144. L Nicol, WJ Nawrocki, R Croce (2019) "Disentangling the sites of non-photochemical quenching in vascular plants." Nature plants 5(11) 1177-83

143. Singh RK, Blossom, BMRusso, DAvan Oort, BCroce, RJensen, PEFelby, CBjerrum, MJ. “Thermal unfolding and refolding of a lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase from Thermoascus aurantiacus” RSC ADVANCES, 9, (51), 29734-29742, 10.1039/c9ra05920b

142. M López-Martínez, M López-Ortiz, ME Antinori, E Wientjes, A Nin-Hill, C Rovira, R Croce, I Díez-Pérez, P Gorostiza (2019) "Electrochemically Gated Long-Distance Charge Transport in Photosystem I." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 58 13280-4

141. L Tian, WJ Nawrocki, X Liu, I Polukhina, IHM van Stokkum, R Croce (2019) "pH dependence, kinetics and light-harvesting regulation of nonphotochemical quenching in Chlamydomonas" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201817796.

140. N Liguori, SRR Campos, AM Baptista, R Croce (2019) "Molecular Anatomy of Plant Photoprotective Switches: the Sensitivity of PsbS to the Environment, Residue by Residue ”.  The journal of physical chemistry letters, 10 (8), 1737-1742

139.  A Capretti, A Ringsmuth, J van Velzen, A Rosnik, R Croce, and T Gregorkiewicz (2019)” Nanophotonics of higher-plant photosynthetic membranes”. Light: Science and Applications, 8, 5.  


138.  T van den Berg, VU Chukhutsina, H van Amerongen, R Croce and B van Oort (2019) “Light acclimation of the colonial green alga Botryococcus braunii Showa”. Plant Physiology179 (3), 1132-1143.

137. VU Chukhutsina, AR Holzwarth and R Croce (2019) “Time-resolved fluorescence measurements on leaves: principles and recent developments. Photosynthesis Research, 140 (3), 355-369




136. B van Oort, LM Roy, P Xu, Y Lu, D Karcher, R Bock, R Croce (2018) “Revisiting the Role of Xanthophylls in Non-Photochemical Quenching” The journal of physical chemistry letters , 9, 346-352


135. TE van den Berg, B van Oort, R Croce (2018) “Light-harvesting complexes of Botryococcus braunii (2018)” Photosynthesis Research 135, 191-201


134. R Fristedt, C Hu, N Wheatley, LM Roy, RM Wachter, L  Savage, J Harbinson, DM Kramer, SS Merchant, T Yeates, R Croce (2018) “RAF2 is a RuBisCO assembly factor in Arabidopsis thalianaThe Plant Journal 94 (1), 146-156


133. VI Novoderezhkin, R Croce, R van Grondelle (2018) “Dynamics of the mixed exciton and charge-transfer states in light-harvesting complex Lhca4: Hierarchical equation approach” BBA-Bioenergetics, 1859, 9, 655-665.


132. L. Nicol and R. Croce (2018) "Light harvesting in higher plants and green algae" In "Light harvesting in photosynthesis" CRC press.





131. N Liguori, P Xu, IHM Stokkum, B Oort, Y Lu, D Karcher, R Bock, R Croce (2017) “Different carotenoid conformations have distinct functions in light-harvesting regulation in plants”  Nature Communications 8 (1), 1994


130. I Bos, KM Bland, L. Tian, R.Croce, L.K.  Frankel, H. van Amerongen, T.M. E. (2017)  Multiple LHCII antennae can transfer energy efficiently to a single Photosystem I.” BBA- Bioenergetics, 1858 (5),  371-378


129. DA Semchonok, K N S Yadav, P. Xu, B.Drop, R. Croce, E.J. Boekema (2017). “ Interaction between the photoprotective protein LHCSR3 and C2S2 Photosystem II supercomplex in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.BBA-Bioenergetics, 1858(5), 379-385


128. P Maly, J. Ravensbergen, J.T.M. Kennis, R. Van Grondelle, R. Croce, T. Mancal, B. Van Oort (2017)“Polarization-controlled optimal scatter suppression in transient absorption spectroscopyScientific Reports, 7, 43484.


127. V.U. Chukhutsina, R. Fristedt, T. Morosinotto and R. Croce (2017) “ Photoprotection strategies of the alga Nannochloropsis gaditana” BBA bioenergetics 1858, 544-552.


126. L Tian, P Xu, VU Chukhutsina, AR Holzwarth and R Croce (2017) “ Zeaxanthin-dependent nonphotochemical quenching does not occur in Photosystem I in the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana”.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 4828–4832


125. P López-Tarifa, N Liguori, N van den Heuvel, R Croce, L Visscher (2017). Coulomb couplings in solubilized light-harvesting complex II (LHCII): challenging the ideal dipole approximation from TDDFT calculations.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (28), 18311-18320


124. R Fristedt, A Trotta, M Suorsa, AK Nilsson, R Croce, EM Aro, B Lundin (2017) “PSB33 sustains photosystem II D1 protein under fluctuating light conditions.” Journal of Experimental Botany, 68, 4281–4293


123. R Croce, H van Amerongen (2017) “The complex that conquered the land” Science 357 (6353), 752-752


122. HG Duan, VI Prokhorenko, E Wientjes, R Croce, M Thorwart, RJD Miller (2017) “Primary Charge Separation in the Photosystem II Reaction Center Revealed by a Global Analysis of the Two-dimensional Electronic Spectra”. Scientific reports 7 (1), 12347


121. P Xu, LM Roy, R Croce (2017)”Functional organization of photosystem II antenna complexes: CP29 under the spotlight” BBA-Bioenergetics 1858 (10), 815-822


120. LW Bielczynski, MK Łącki, I Hoefnagels, A Gambin, R Croce (2017) “Leaf and plant age affects photosynthetic performance and photoprotective capacity” Plant Physiology 175 (4), 1634-1648


119. Alboresi A.,  Le Quiniou C., Yadav SKN,  Scholz M, Meneghesso A, Gerotto C, Simionato D, Hippler M,  Boekema EJ, Croce R, Morosinotto T (2017) “Conservation of core complex subunits shaped the structure and function of photosystem I in the secondary endosymbiont alga Nannochloropsis gaditana”. New Phytologist, 213(2), 714-726




118. Bielcynzki L.W., Schanker G. and Croce R. (2016) “Effect of light acclimation on the organization of photosystem II super-and sub-complexes in Arabidopsis thaliana”. Frontiers in plant science 7, art. 105


117. Wlodarczyk L., Dinc E., Croce R. and Dekker JP (2016) “In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii photosystem I and photosystem II respond independently to conditions promoting state transitions”  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Bioenergetics 1857 (6), 625-633


116. A Natali, JM Gruber, L Dietzel, MCA Stuart, R van Grondelle, R Croce (2016) “Light-harvesting complexes (LHC) cluster spontaneously in membrane environment leading to shortening of their excited state lifetimes” J. Biol. Chem., 291 (32), 16730-16739.     


115. N Liguori, V Novoderezhkin, LM Roy, R van Grondelle, R Croce (2016) “Excitation dynamics and structural implication of the stress-related complex LHCSR3 from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiBBA-Bioenergetics, 1857, 1514-1523.


114. VI Novoderezhkin, R Croce, M Wahadoszamen, I Polukhina, E Romero,  van Grondelle R. (2016) “Mixing of exciton and charge-transfer states in light-harvesting complex Lhca4”. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (28), 19368-19377


113. Croce R. and Xu P. (2016) “A photo shoot of plant photosystem II”  Nature, 534 (7605), 42-43


112. Dinc, L Tian, LM Roy, R Roth, U Goodenough, R Croce (2016) “LHCSR1 induces a fast and reversible pH-dependent fluorescence quenching in LHCII in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells” PNAS, 113 (27), 7673-7678


111. JM Gruber, P Xu, J Chmeliov, TPJ Krüger, MTA Alexandre, L Valkunas, R Croce and R van Grondelle (2016) “Dynamic quenching in single photosystem II supercomplexes” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (37),  25852-25860


110. Polukhina I, Fristedt R, Dinc E, Cardol P, Croce R (2016) “Carbon supply and photoacclimation crosstalk in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” Plant Physiology, 172(3), 1494-1505


109. N Liguori, A. Natali, and R. Croce (2016) “Engineering a pH-Regulated Switch in the Major Light-Harvesting Complex of Plants (LHCII): Proof of Principle” J. Phys. Chem B. ,  120 (49), 12531-12535 




108. Natali A. and Croce R. (2015) “Characterization of the Major Light-Harvesting complexes (LHCBM) of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” PLOS one 10(2): e0119211


107. Le Quiniou C., Tian L., Drop B., Wientjes E., van Stokkum IVM, van Oort BF and Croce R. (2015) “PSI-LHCI of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: increasing the absorption cross section without losing efficiency”. BBA- Bioenergetics, 1847, 458-467


106. Ramanan C., Gruber J.M., Malý P., Negretti M., Novoderezhkin V., Krüger T.P.J, Mančal T., Croce R., van Grondelle R. (2015) “Excitons in Photosynthetic Antennae. The Role of Exciton Delocalization in the Major Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Antenna of Plants”. Biophys. J. J. 108, 1047-1056


105. Schlau-Cohen G, Hsiang-Yu Y, Krueger TPJ, Xu P, Gwizdala M, van Grondelle R, Croce R and Moerner WE (2015) “Single-Molecule Identification of Quenched and Unquenched States of LHCII” J. Phys Chem Lett. 6(5):860-7. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00034


104. Holleboom CP, Gacek DA, Liao PN, Negretti M, Croce R and Walla PJ (2015) "Carotenoid-chlorophyll coupling and fluorescence quenching in aggregated minor PSII proteins CP24 and CP29" Photosynthesis res. 124(2):171-80. doi: 10.1007/s11120-015-0113-1


103. Croce R (2015) ”A close view of Photosystem I” Science, 348, 6238, 970-971.


102. Ort DR, Merchant SS, Alric J, Barkan A, Blankenship RE, Bock R, Croce R, Hanson MR, Hibberd JM , Long SP, Moore TA, Moroney JV, Niyogi KK , Parry MAJ , Peralta-Yahya PP, Prince RC , Redding KE , Spalding MH, van Wijk KJ, Vermaas WFJ, von Caemmerer S, Weber APM, Yeates TO, Yuan JS, Zhu X (2015) “Can photosynthesis be redesigned to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy demand?” Proc.Nat.Am.Sci. USA 112 (28), 8529-8536.


101. Tian L, Dinc E and Croce R (2015) “LHCII Populations in Different Quenching States are Present in the Thylakoid Membranes in a Ratio that Depends on the Light Conditions” J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  6, 2339-2344.


100. Xu P, Tian L, Kloz M and Croce R (2015) “Insight into the zeaxanthin-dependent quenching in higher plants”. Scientific reports, 5:13679. doi: 10.1038/srep13679


99. Liguori N, Periole X, Marrink SJ and Croce R (2015) “From light-harvesting to photoprotection: structural bases of the dynamic switch of the major antenna complex of plants (LHCII)“ 5, 15661. doi: 10.1038/srep15661.


98. Croce R. (2015) “PsbS is the plants’ pick for sun protection” Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol, 22(9):650-2. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.3079.


97. Quiniou C., van Oort BF, Drop B., van Stokkum IVM, and Croce R. (2015) “Functional analysis of PSI-LHCI-LHCII of Chlamydomonas reinardtii shows that Photosystem I antenna size can be increased substantially without loss of quantum efficiency”  J. Biol. Chem. 290(51) 30587-95




96. Drop B., Webber-Birungi M, Yadav S., Filipowicz-Szymanska A., Fusetti F., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2014) “Light-harvesting complex II (LHCII) and its supramolecular organization in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiBBA – bioenergetics,  1837, 63–72


95. Ünlü C., Drop B., Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2014) “State transitions in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strongly modulate the size of Photosystem II but not of Photosystem I” Proc.Nat.Am.Sci. USA, 111(9):3460-3465.


94. Dinc E., Ramundo S., Croce R. and Rochaix JD. (2014) “Repressible chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas: insights into the turnover of photosystems” BBA – bioenergetics, 1837, 1548–1552.


93. Drop B., Yadav S., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2014) “Consequences of state transitions on the structural and functional organization of Photosystem I in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiPlant Journal, 78: 181–191


92. Passarini F., Xu P., Caffarri S., Hille J. and Croce R. (2014) “Towards in vivo mutation analysis: Knock-out of specific chlorophylls bound to the light-harvesting complexes of Arabidopsis thaliana - The case of CP24 (Lhcb6)” BBA-Bioenergetics – 1837, 1500-1506


91. Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2014) “Natural strategies of photosynthetic light harvesting” Nature Chem. Biol, 10, 492–501.


90. Natali A., Roy LM and Croce R (2014) “In Vitro Reconstitution of Light-harvesting Complexes of Plants and Green Algae” J. Vis. Exp. (92), e51852, doi:10.3791/51852




89. Kouril R., Wientjes E., Bultema J.B, Croce R. and Boekema E.J. (2013) “High-light vs. low-light: Effect of light acclimation on photosystem II composition and organization in Arabidopsis thaliana” BBA- bioenergetics, 1827,  411–419


88. Wientjes E., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2013) “LHCII is an antenna of both photosystems after long-term acclimation” BBA- bioenergetics, 1827,  420–426


87. Wientjes E., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2013) “Quantum yield of charge separation in Photosystem II: functional effect of changes in the antenna size upon light acclimation” (2013) J. Phys. Chem B. 117, 11200−11208.


86. van Amerongen H and Croce R (2013) “Light harvesting in Photosystem II” Photosynth. Res., 116:251–263.


85. Croce R. and van Amerongen H (2013) “Light-harvesting in Photosystem I”, Photosynth. Res., 116:153–166.


84. Wientjes E., Drop B., Kouril R., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2013) “During state 1 to state 2 transition in Arabidopsis thaliana the Photosystem II supercomplex gets phosphorylated but does not disassemble.” J. Biol. Chem.  288, 32821-32826


83. Liguori N., Roy L.M., Opacic M., Durand G. and Croce R. (2013) “Regulation of light harvesting in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: the C-terminus of LHCSR is the knob of a dimmer switch” J.Am.Chem.Soc, 135 (49)  18339–18342.


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81. Wientjes E. and Croce R. (2012) “PMS: Photosystem I electron donor or fluorescence quencher” Photosynth. Res., 111: 185-191.


80. Wientjes E., Roest G. and Croce R. (2012) “From blue to red to far-red in Lhca4: how does the protein modulate the spectral properties of the pigments?” BBA- bioenergetics, 1817:711-717.


79. Hogewoning SW, Wientjes E., Douwstra P., Trouwborst G., van Iperen W., Croce R.  and Harbinson J. (2012) “Photosynthetic Quantum Yield Dynamics: from Photosystems to Leaves” Plant Cell, 24: 1921–1935.


78. Croce R. “Chlorophyll binding proteins of plants and cyanobacteria” (2012) In: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Photosynthesis: Plastid Biology, Energy Conversion and Carbon Assimilation. Edited by Julian Eaton-Rye and Baishnab C. Tripathy. Volume 34, pp 127-149





77. Wientjes E. and Croce R. (2011) “The light-harvesting complexes of higher plant Photosystem I: Lhca1/4 and Lhca2/3 form two red-emitting heterodimers” Biochemical Journal 433, 477-485.


76. Wientjes E., van Stokkum IHM, van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2011) ”Excitation energy transfer dynamics of higher plant Photosystem I light-harvesting complexes”. Biophys. J., 100, 1372–1380.


75. Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2011). “Light-harvesting and structural organization of Photosystem II: from individual complexes to thylakoid membrane” . J. Photochem.Photobio. B 104, 142–153.


74. Caffarri S., Broess K, Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2011) “Excitation energy transfer and trapping in higher plant Photosystem II complexes with different antenna sizes”. Biophys. J. 100, 2094–2103.


73. Marin A., Passarini F., van Stokkum IHM, van Grondelle R. and Croce R. (2011). “Minor complexes at work: light-harvesting by Carotenoids in the Photosystem II antenna complexes CP24 and CP26” Biophys. J. 100, 2829–2838.


72. Wientjes E., van Stokkum IHM, van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2011) “The role of the individual Lhca’s in Photosystem I excitation energy trapping” Biophys. J. 101, 745-754.


71. Krüger TPJ, Wientjes E., Croce R. and van Grondelle R. (2011) “Conformational switching explains the intrinsic multifunctionality of plant light-harvesting complexes” Proc.Nat.Am.Sci. USA, 108, 1351613521.


70. Drop B., Webber-Birungi M., Fusetti F., Kouřil R., Redding KE, Boekema EJ and Croce R. (2011) “Photosystem I of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is composed of nine Light-harvesting complexes (Lhca) located on one side of the core”. J. Biol. Chem.  286: 44878-44887.




69. Mozzo M., Mantelli M., Passarini F., Caffarri S., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2010) “Functional analysis of photosystem I light-harvesting complexes (Lhca) gene products of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1797, 212–221.


68. van Oort B., Alberts M., de Bianchi S., Dall’Osto L., Bassi R., Trinkunas G., Croce R. and van Amerongen H (2010) “Effect of antenna-depletion in Photosystem II on excitation energy transfer in Arabidopsis thaliana”. Biophys. J.  98(5), 922-31.


67. Müller M.G., Lambrev P., Reus M., Wientjes E., Croce R., and Holzwarth A.R. (2010) “Singlet energy dissipation in Photosystem II light-harvesting complex does not involve energy transfer to carotenoids”. ChemPhysChem 11, 1289 – 1296.


66. Passarini F., Wientjes E., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2010) “Photosystem I light-harvesting complex Lhca4 adopts multiple conformations: red forms and excited-state quenching are mutually exclusive”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics. 1797(4):501-508.


65. Marin A., Passarini F., Croce R. and van Grondelle R. (2010)” The energy transfer pathways in the CP24 and CP26 antenna complexes of higher plant Photosystem II. A comparative study." Biophys. J. ,99, 4056-4065.




64. Romero E., Mozzo M., van Stokkum I.H.M., Dekker J.P., van Grondelle and R. Croce R. (2009) ” The Origin of the Low-Energy Form of Photosystem I Light-Harvesting Complex Lhca4: Mixing of the Lowest Exciton with a Charge-Transfer State”. Biophys. J. 96(5), L35 - L37


63. van Oort B., Murali S., Wientjes E., Koehorst R., Spruijt R., van Hoek A., Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2009) ” Ultrafast resonance energy transfer from a site-specifically attached fluorescent chromophore reveals the folding of the N-terminal domain of CP29”. Chem. Phys. 357, 113–119


62. Wientjes E., Oostergetel G.T., Jansson S., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2009) “The role of Lhca complexes in the supramolecular organization of Photosystem I” J. Biol. Chem. 284  7803–7810.


61. Ballottari M., Mozzo M., Croce R., Morosinotto T. and Bassi R. (2009) “Pigment binding sites occupancy and functional architecture of the Photosystem II antenna complex Lhcb5” J. Biol. Chem. 284, 8103–8113


60. A.A. Kavalenka, R.B. Spruijt, C.J.A.M. Wolfs, J. Štrancar, R. Croce, M.A. Hemminga, H. van Amerongen (2009) “Site-Directed Spin Labeling Study of CP29” Biophys. J. 96(9) 3620 – 3628


59. Caffarri S., Kouril R., Kereiche S., Boekema EJ and Croce R. (2009) “Functional architecture of photosystem II supercomplexes” EMBO Journal. 28, 3052-3063


58. Passarini F., Wientjes E., Hienerwadel R. and Croce R (2009) “Molecular Basis of Light Harvesting and Photoprotection in CP24.  UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE MOST RECENT ANTENNA COMPLEX” J. Biol. Chem, 43, 29536–29546.




57. Mozzo M., Dall’Osto L., Hienerwadel R., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2008) “Photoprotection in the antenna complexes of Photosystem II: the role of individual xanthophylls in Chlorophyll triplet quenching”. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 6184-6192.


56. Broess K., Trinkunas G., van Hoek A, Croce R., and van Amerongen H. (2008) “Excitation energy transfer within photosystem II is much faster than in isolated light-harvesting complexes”. ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1777(5):404-409.


55. Mozzo M., Passarini F., Bassi R., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2008) “Photoprotection in higher plants: The putative quenching site is conserved in all outer light-harvesting complexes of Photosystem II ”. ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1777(10): 1263-1267.


54. Miloslavina Y., Wehner A., Wientjes E., Reus M., Lambrev P., Garab G., Croce R., and Holzwarth A.R. (2008) “Far-red fluorescence: A direct spectroscopic marker for  LHC II oligomers forming a charge transfer state in non-photochemical quenching in vivo”. FEBS Lett. 582, 3625–3631


53. van Oort B., Amunts A., Borst J.W., van Hoek A., Nelson N., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2008) “Picosecond fluorescence of intact and dissolved PSI‑LHCI crystals”. Biophys. J. 95, 5851–5861.


52. van Amerongen H and Croce R. “Structure and function of Photosystem II light-harvesting proteins (Lhcb) of Higher Plants”.(2008) In Comprehensive Series in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences – Primary Processes of Photosynthesis: Principles and Apparatus (ed. G. Renger). Publisher, RCS. Vol I, pp. 329-368.





51. Croce R., Mozzo M., Morosinotto T., Romeo A., Hienerwadel R. and Bassi R. (2007) “Singlet and triplet state transitions of carotenoids in the antenna complexes of higher plants Photosystem I”. Biochemistry 46, 3846-3855.


50. Georgakopoulou S., van der Zwan G., Bassi R., van Grondelle R., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2007) “Understanding the circular dichroism of Light Harvesting Complex II upon Varying its Pigment Composition and organization”. Biochemistry 46, 4745-4754.


49. Croce R., Chojnicka A., Morosinotto T., Ihalainen J.A., van Mourik F., Dekker J.P., Bassi R. and van Grondelle R. (2007) “The low-energy forms of Photosystem I light-harvesting complexes:  spectroscopic properties and pigment-pigment interaction characteristics” Biophys. J. 93,  2418-2428.


48. Caffarri S., Passarini F., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2007) “A specific binding site for neoxanthin in the monomeric antenna proteins CP26 and CP29 of Photosystem II”. FEBS Lett. 581, 4704-4710.




47. Mozzo M., Morosinotto T., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2006) “Probing the structure of Lhca3 by mutation analysis” ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics, 1757, 1607-1613.


46. Croce R., Morosinotto T. and Bassi R. “LHCI: the antenna complex of Photosystem I in plants and green algae”. (2006) In “Photosystem I: The Plastocyanin/Ferredoxin Oxidorecutase” in Photosynthesis-Edited by John Golbeck.  series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Kluwer Academic Publishers pp.119-137.





45. Gibasiewicz K., Croce R.,.Morosinotto T, Ihalainen J., van Stokkum I., Dekker J.P, Bassi R. and van Grondelle R. (2005) “Excitation energy transfer pathways in Lhca4”. Biophys. J. 88, 1959-1969.


44. Morosinotto T., Mozzo M., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2005) “Pigment-Pigment interactions in Lhca4 Antenna complex of Higher Plants”. J. Biol. Chem. 280: 20612 – 20619.


43. Consoli E., Croce R., Dunlap D.D. and  Finzi L. (2005), “Diffusion of Light Harvesting Complex II in the thylakoid membranes”. EMBO Report 6, 782-786.


42. Sener M.K., Jolley C., Ben-Shem A., Fromme P., Nelson N., Croce R. and Schulten K. (2005) “Comparison of the light-harvesting networks of plants and cyanobacterial Photosystem I” Biophys. J. 89,1630-1642.


41. Ihalainen J.A., Croce R., Morosinotto T., van Stokkum I.H.M., Bassi R., Dekker J.P. and van Grondelle R. (2005) “Excitation decay pathways of Lhca proteins – A time-resolved fluorescence study”. J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 21150-21158.





40. Caffarri S., Croce R., Cattivelli L. and Bassi R. (2004) “A look within LHCII: differential analysis of the Lhcb 1-3 gene products composing the major antenna complex of higher plant photosynthesis”. Biochemistry 43(29)  9467 – 9476.


39. Croce R. , Morosinotto T., Ihalainen J.A., Chojnicka A., Breton J., Dekker J. P, van Grondelle R. and Bassi R..(2004) “Origin of the 701 nm fluorescence emission of the Lhca2 subunit of higher plant    Photosystem I ” J. Biol. Chem. 279: 48543 – 48549.




38. Jennings RC, Zucchelli G., Croce R. and Garlaschi FM. (2003) “Thermally activated energy transfer from the red absorbing chlorophyll states to the bulk antenna in PSI-LHCI”. ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1557, 91-98.


37. Croce R., Müller M.G., Bassi R. and Holzwarth A.R. (2003) “Energy transfer processes between Chls b and Chls a in the minor antenna of Photosystem II CP29. A comparative femtosecond study between native and reconstituted complex”. Biophys. J. 84, 2508-2516.


36. Croce R., Müller M.G., Caffarri S., Bassi R. and Holzwarth A.R. (2003) “Selective study of Carotenoid to Chlorophyll Energy transfer pathways in the minor antenna of Photosystem II CP29. A femtosecond study on mutant and WT complexes”. Biophys. J. 84, 2517-2532.


35. Castelletti S, Morosinotto T, Robert B, Caffarri S., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2003)” The recombinant Lhca2 and Lhca3 subunits of the photosystem I antenna system” Biochemistry 42, 4226-4234.


34. Gastaldelli M, Canino G., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2003) “ Xanthophyll binding sites of the CP29 (Lhca4) subunit of higher plants photosystem II investigated by domine swapping and mutation analysis” J. Biol.Chem 278, 19190-19198.


33. Ihalainen JA, Ratsep M., Jensen PE, Scheller HV, Croce R, Bassi R, Korppi-Tommola JEI and Freiberg A (2003) “Red spectral forms of Chlorophylls in green plant PSI – A site-selective and High-pressure Spectroscopy Study”. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 9086-9093.


32. Morosinotto T., Breton J., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2003) “The nature of a chlorophyll ligand in Lhca proteins determines the far-red fluorescence emission typical of Photosystem I”. J. Biol. Chem. 278(49):49223-9.





31. Pascal A., Caffarri, S., Croce R., Sandonà D., Bassi R. and Robert B. (2002) “A Structural investigation of the central Chlorophyll a-binding sites in the Minor Photosystem II Antenna protein, Lhcb4. Biochemistry 41, 2305-2310.


30. Croce R., Canino G., Ros F and Bassi R. (2002) “Chromophores organization of the higher plants photosynthetic antenna complex CP26”. Biochemistry 41, 7334-7343.


29. Morosinotto T., Castelletti S., Breton J., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2002) “Mutation analysis of Lhca1 complex: the low energy absorption forms originate from pigment-pigment interaction.” J. Biol.Chem. 277, 36253-36261.


28. Croce R., Morosinotto T., Castelletti S., Breton J. and Bassi R. (2002) “The Lhca antenna complexes of higher plants Photosystem I” ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1556, 29-40.




27. Croce R., Müller M.G., Bassi R. and Holzwarth A.R. (2001) “Carotenoid to Chlorophyll Energy transfer in recombinant Major Light-Harvesting Complex (LHCII) of Higher Plants. 1. Femtosecond Transient Absorption Measurements” Biophys. J. 80, 901-915.


26. Frank H.A., Das S. K., Bautista J.A., Bruce D., Vasil´ev S., Crimi M., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2001) “The Photochemical Behavior of Xanthophylls in the Recombinant Photosystem II Antenna Complex CP26”. Biochemistry, 40, 1020-1025.


25. Caffarri S., Croce R., Breton J. and Bassi R. (2001) “The major antenna complex of Photosystem II (LHCII) has a Xanthophyll Binding Site not Involved in Light-Harvesting”. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 35924-35933.


24. Gobets B., Kennis J.T.M., Ihalainen J.A., Brazzoli M., Croce R., van Stokkum I.H.M., Bassi R., Dekker J.P., van Amerongen H., Fleming G.R. and van Grondelle R. (2001) “Excitation energy transfer in dimeric light-harvesting complex I: a combined streak-camera/fluorescence up-conversion study” J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 10132-10139.





23. Croce R., Dorra D., Holzwarth A.R. and Jennings R. (2000) “Fluorescence decay and spectral evolution in intact Photosystem I of higher plants” Biochemistry 39, 6341-6348.


22. Ihalainen J.A., Gobets B., Sznee K., Brazzoli, M., Croce R., Bassi R., van Grondelle R., Korppi-Tommola J.E.I. and Dekker J.P. (2000) “Evidence for two spectroscopically different dimers of light-harvesting complex I from green plants” Biochemistry 39, 8625-8631.


21. Cinque G., Croce R., Holzwarth, A.R. and Bassi R. (2000) “Förster energy transfer in the chlorophyll a/b complex CP29” Biophys.J. 79, 1706-1717.


20. Croce R., Cinque G., Holzwarth A.R. and Bassi R. (2000) “The Soret absorption properties of carotenoids and chlorophylls in antenna complexes of higher plants” Photosynth. Res. 64, 221-231.


19. Cinque G., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2000) “ Absorption spectra of chlorophyll a and b in Lhcb protein environment” Photosynth. Res. 64, 233-242.




18. Verhoeven A. S., Adams III W. W., Demmig-Adams B., Croce R. and Bassi R. (1999) “Xanthophyll cycle pigment localization and dynamics during exposure to low temperatures and light stress in low and high light-acclimated Vinca major”. Plant Physiol. 120 (3), 727-737.


17.  Croce R., Remelli R., Varotto C., Breton J. and Bassi R. (1999) “The neoxanthin binding site of the major light-harvesting complex (LHCII) from higher plants”. FEBS Lett. 456 (1), 1-6.


16. Bassi R., Croce R., Cugini D. and Sandona´ D. (1999) “Structure of the higher plant Light-Harvesting protein CP29 probed by mutation analysis”. Proc.Nat.Am.Sci. USA, 96: 10056-10061.


15. Croce R., Weiss S. and Bassi R. (1999) “Carotenoid-binding sites in the major light-harvesting complex (LHCII) of higher plants” J. Biol. Chem 274(42), 29613-29623.


14. Simonetto R., Crimi M., Sandona´ D., Croce R., Cinque G.F., Breton J. and Bassi R. (1999) “Orientation of chlorophyll transition moments in the higher plants light-harvesting complex CP29”. Biochemistry 38 (40), 12974-12983.


13. Remelli R., Varotto C., Sandona´ D., Croce R. and Bassi R. (1999) “Chlorophyll binding sites of monomeric light-harvesting complex (LHCII) reconstituted in vitro:  mutation analysis of chromophore binding residues”. J. Biol. Chem. 274, 33510-33521.




12. Sandona´ D. Croce R., Pagano A., Crimi M. and Bassi R. (1998) “Higher Plants Light Harvesting Proteins. Structure and Function as revealed by mutation analysis of either protein or chromophore moieties”. ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1365, 207-214.


11. Croce R., Zucchelli G., Garlaschi F.M. and Jennings R.C. (1998) “A thermal broadening study of the antenna chlorophylls in PSI-200, LHCI and PSI-core”. Biochemistry 37 (50), 17355-17360.





10. Jennings, R.C., Zucchelli, G, Croce, R., Valkunas, L., Finzi, L. and Garlaschi, F.M. (1997) “Model Studies on the excited state equilibrium perturbation due to reaction center trapping in photosystem I” Photosynth. Res. 52, 245-253.


9. Giuffra, E., Zucchelli, G., Sandonà, D., Croce, R., Cugini, D., Garlaschi, F.M., Bassi, R. and Jennings, R.C. (1997).“Analysis of some optical properties of a native and reconstituted photosystem II antenna complex, CP29: pigment binding sites can be occupied by chlorophyll a or chlorophyll b and determine spectral forms”. Biochemistry 36, 12984-12993.


8. Bassi, R., Sandonà, D. and Croce, R. (1997) “Novel aspect of chlorophyll a/b proteins” Physiol. Plantarum. 100 (4), 769-779.


7. Connelly, J.P., Muller, M.G., Bassi, R., Croce, R. and Holzwarth, A. (1997) “Femtosecond transient absorption study of carotenoid to chlorophyll energy transfer in the light-harvesting complex II of photosystem II”. Biochemistry 36 (2), 281-287.




6. Testi, M.G., Croce, R., Polverino, P. and Bassi, R. (1996) " A CK2 site is reversibly phosphorylated in the photosystem II subunit CP29." FEBS Lett. 399 (3), 245-250.


5. Croce, R., Breton, J. and Bassi, R. (1996) " Conformational changes induced by phosphorylation in the photosystem II subunit CP29" Biochemistry 35, 11142-11148.


4. Croce, R., Zucchelli, G, Garlaschi, F.M., Bassi, R. and Jennings, R.C. (1996) "Excited state equilibration in the Photosystem I-Light-Harvesting I complex: P700 is almost isoenergetic with its antenna”. Biochemistry 35, 8572-8579.


3. Giuffra, E., Cugini, D., Croce, R. and Bassi, R.(1996) "Reconstitution and Pigment Binding Protein of Recombinant CP29".Eur. J. Biochem. 238, 112-120.


2. Bassi, R., Giuffra, E., Croce, R., Dainese, P. and Bergantino, E. (1996) "Biochemistry and molecular biology of pigment-binding proteins". NATO Advanced Scientific Courses: "Light as an energy source and information carrier in plant photophysiology", Volterra, 26.09-0610.94- ed. Jennings et al., 41-65.




1. Zucchelli, G., Garlaschi, F.M., Croce, R., Bassi, R. and Jennings, R.C.(1995) “A Stepanov relation analysis of steady state absorption and fluorescence spectra in the isolated D1/D2/cytochrome b-559 complex”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics 1229, 59-63.





Other publications



Bergantino E., Croce R., Giuffra E. and R. Bassi.(1994) "Phosphorylation of the maize  photosystem II protein CP29 is controlled by the plastoquinone redox state "Giornale Botanico Italiano”, 128, 2, 584-5.


Croce, R., Garlaschi F.M., Zucchelli, G., Bassi R. and Jennings R.(1995) “ Thermal equilibration of excited states of PSI-200”. In “Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere”. P. Mathis ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Proceedings of the Xth International Photosynthesis Congress, Montpellier, 20-25 August 1995. Vol. I, 183-186.


Giuffra E., Cugini D., Pagano A., Sandonà D., Croce R. and Bassi R.(1995) “ In Vitro Reconstitution and Pigment Binding Properties of Recombinant CP29 and CP24”. In “Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere”. P. Mathis ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Proceedings of the Xth International Photosynthesis Congress, Montpellier, 20-25 August 1995. Vol. I, 271-274.


Pagano, A., Giuffra, E., Cugini, D., Croce, R,, Sandonà, D. and Bassi, R.(1995) " In vitro reconstitution and pigment binding properties of recombinant CP29 and CP24". Giornale Botanico Italiano, 129, 4, 1073-4.


Crimi M., Croce R., Sandonà D., Varotto C., Simonetto R. and Bassi R. (1998) “Mutational analysis of either protein or chromophore moieties in higher plants light-harvesting proteins”. In: “Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects” G. Garab ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Proceedings of the XIth International Photosynthesis Congress, Budapest, 17-23 August 1998, Vol I, 253-258.


Jennings R.C., Croce R., Dorra D., Garlaschi F.M., Holzwarth A.R., Rivadossi A. and Zucchelli G. and (1998) “Photosystem I red spectral forms: diffusion limited energy transfer, optical reorganization energy and absorption cross section”. In: “Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects G. Garab ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Proceedings of the XIth International Photosynthesis Congress, Budapest, 17-23 August 1998.  Vol I, 271-276.


Croce R. and Bassi R. (1998) “The light-harvesting complex of photosystem I: pigment composition and stoichiometry”. In: “Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects” G. Garab ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Proceedings of the XIth International Photosynthesis Congress, Budapest, 17-23 August 1998.Vol I, 421-424.


Cinque, R. Croce and R. Bassi “Interfacing fast spectroscopy and molecular biology reveals mechanisms of light reactions in photosynthesis”, in Near Infrared Spectroscopy: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, Ed by A.M.C. Davies and R. Giangiacomo. NIR publications, Chichester, pp. 483 - 486 (2000).


Caffarri,S., Croce, R., Cattivelli,L. and  Bassi, R. (2001) The Lhcb1,2 and 3 gene products, component the trimeric antenna complex of higher plant photosystem II, have distinct biochemical and spectroscopic properties. Proc. XI Intl. Congress Photosynthesis.


H van Amerongen, R Croce (2016) “Invitation to the 17th international congress on photosynthesis research in 2016: photosynthesis in a changing world” Photosynthesis research 127 (2), 281-284   





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