Years of genetic, biochemical, and structural work have provided a number of insights into the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) of Photosystem II (PSII) for a variety of photosynthetic organisms. However, questions still remain about the functions and interactions among the various subunits that make up the OEC. After a brief introduction to the individual subunits Psb27, PsbP, PsbQ, PsbR, PsbU, and PsbV, a current picture of the OEC as a whole in cyanobacteria, red algae, green algae, and higher plants will be presented. Additionally, the role that these proteins play in the dynamic life cycle of PSII will be discussed. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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Roose, J., Wegener, K., & Pakrasi, H. (2007). The extrinsic proteins of Photosystem II. Photosynthesis Research, 92 (3), 369-387. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-006-9117-1