ELECTRON PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN BIOLOGY

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A review of the theories of electron paramagnetic resonance in biology is presented, including a discussion of the nature of the physical observation, followed by examples of materials of biological interest. Iq discussing these examples, information is presented in terms of the nature of the starting material under observation rather than the nature of the magnetic entities observed. The examples proceed from the simpler molecules of biological interest (metabolites, vitamins, cofactors) into the more complex materials (polymers, proteins, nucleic acids) toward cellular organelles (mitochondria, chloroplasts) and, finally, to whole cells, organisms and organs. The observation of photoinduced unpaired electrons in ... continued below

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Androes, G.M. & Calvin, Melvin. August 15, 1961.

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A review of the theories of electron paramagnetic resonance in biology is presented, including a discussion of the nature of the physical observation, followed by examples of materials of biological interest. Iq discussing these examples, information is presented in terms of the nature of the starting material under observation rather than the nature of the magnetic entities observed. The examples proceed from the simpler molecules of biological interest (metabolites, vitamins, cofactors) into the more complex materials (polymers, proteins, nucleic acids) toward cellular organelles (mitochondria, chloroplasts) and, finally, to whole cells, organisms and organs. The observation of photoinduced unpaired electrons in photosynthetic material is described and the various parameters controlling it are discussed. The basic observation is interpreted in terms of a primary photophysical act of quantum conversion.

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  • Report No.: UCRL--9823
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/928402 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 928402
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc896166

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Androes, G.M. & Calvin, Melvin. ELECTRON PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN BIOLOGY, report, August 15, 1961; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc896166/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.