A selection of publications of reference for the decade spanning 1980 – 1990

Wollman F.-A., Olive J., Bennoun P. and Recouvreur M. Organization of the Photosystem II center and their associated antennae in the thylakoid membranes: a comparative ultrastructural, biochemical and biophysical study of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii wild-type and mutants lacking in Photosystem II relation centers .J. Cell. Biol., 1980, 87, 728-735.
the comparison of photosynthetic mutants of Chlamydomonas leads to the first identification of photosystem II in the membrane of thylakoids

Bennoun P. Evidence for a respiratory chain in the chloroplast. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 1982, 79, 4352-4356.
the discovery of ‘chlororespiration’

Lavergne J. ‘Membrane potential-dependent reduction of cytochrome b6 in algal mutant lacking Photosystem I centers’ Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1983, 725, 25-33
the first functional identification of cytochrome c’ to be observed only in 2003, in the 3D structure of the cytochrome b6f

Wollman F.-A. and Delepelaire P. Correlation between changes in light energy distribution and changes in thylakoid membranes polypeptide phosphorylation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J. Cell. Biol., 1984, 98, 1-7.
demonstration that state transitions, based on changes in phosphorylation of pigment antennas, regulate photosynthesis, in vivo

Wollman F.-A. and Lemaire C. Studies on kinase-controlled state transitions in Photosystem II and b6f mutants from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii which lack quinone-binding proteins. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1988, 933, 319-333.
demonstration of the role of cytochrome b6f as a kinase activator that governs state transitions

Choquet Y., Goldschmidt-Clermont M., Girard-Bascou J., Kuck U., Bennoun P. and Rochaix J.D. Mutant phenotypes support a trans-splicing mechanism for the expression of the tripartite psaA gene in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplast Cell, 1988, 52, 903-913
how the combination of conventional and molecular genetics approaches leads to the discovery of a trans splicing process in the expression of the chloroplastic genome

De Vitry C., Olive J., Drapier D., Recouvreur M. and Wollman F.-A. “Posttranslational events leading to the assembly of photosystem II protein complex: a study using photosynthesis mutants from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”.J. Cell Biol., 1989, 109, 991-1006.
the first comprehensive study of a protein assembly process in the thylakoid membranel

P. Joliot, A. Vermeglio and A. Joliot. “Evidence for supercomplexes between reaction centers, cytochrome c2 and cytochrome bc1 complex in Rhodobacter sphaeroides whole cells “. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1989, 975, 336-345
the discovery of photosynthetic supercomplexes