Teaching Material

Govindjee, the Z-scheme cake, and James Dalling, September 22, 2016. Photo by Fan Zhu
The Z-scheme cake marking Govindjee's 60 years at UIUC; the idea of the cake was that of James Dalling, executed by Rayme Ackerman. Photo by Fan Zhu
Photosynthesis Education

Historical Papers

References for The Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration


"Photosynthesis and the Web" Pages

Learn the Steps of Photosynthesis

  • Photosynthesis & Time web site (Govindjee and Matej Lexa). Copyrighted by Govindjee. For text, please consult : J. Whitmarsh and Govindjee (1995) Photosynthesis. Encyclope dia for Applied Physics, Vol. 13, 513-532, VCH Publishers; also "click" on various parts of the diagram itself to know the names of the parts. The "Q-cycle" movie can be seen by clicking on the Cytochrome b6/f complex. Please send comments by E-mail (gov@illinois.edu).
  • Click here to download files for teaching basics of photosynthesis. This material is copyrighted by Govindjee (1996) or Matej Lexa and John Cheeseman (1996).
  • See Chlorophyll fluorescence (red) of two leaves change with time when exposed by #051FB0 light , one treated with herbicide diuron (the left one) and the other not; you will see that in the treated leaf, fluorescence is high and remains high, whereas in the other leaf fluorescence decreases with time , called the Kautsky Effect. Click on G ovindjee et al. (in #051FB0 ) and then click on the leaf that appears. You will get "For Kautsky" from "Small_Kautsky.mov"; then, you click on the left bottom arrow in "For Kautsky" panel, and you can then enjoy the short movie. Have fun. Movie by Govindjee /Fred Chow/ Brad Sherman

Chapters by Govindjee




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