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Table 2 Pigment composition of monomeric Lhcb (from WT and lut2.1) and trimeric LHCII (from WT).

From: Lutein is needed for efficient chlorophyll triplet quenching in the major LHCII antenna complex of higher plants and effective photoprotection in vivounder strong light

  Chl a/b Chl/Car Neo Viola Anthera Lute Zea beta-Car
WT – band 2 1.8 ± 0.1 3.6 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 0.3 2.3 ± 0.1 nd 10.5 ± 0.4 nd nd
WT – band 3 1.5 ± 0.1 3.8 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 0.2 1.6 ± 0.1 nd 10.7 ± 0.4 nd nd
lut2.1 – band 2 1.5 ± 0.1 4.1 ± 0.1 9.8 ± 0.1 10.5 ± 0.1 3.2 ± 0.1 nd 1.1 ± 0.1 nd
  1. Bands 2 and 3 were isolated from solubilized thylakoid membranes by sucrose gradient ultracentrifugation. Data are normalized to 100 Chl a+b, and they are expressed as mean ± SD, n = 3. nd, not detected.