Computer models of light stage

Raymond C. Paton rcp at
Fri May 21 10:11:58 EST 1993

I am at the stage of developing some 
models of the Light Stage of photosynthesis
which reflect computational activities in 
this process.

The source for the model is basically a 
Scientific American article by Hinckle
and McCarty: How Cells make ATP.
I have used this because it illustrates the
process of non-cyclic photophosphorylation
very well for our purposes. However, I am
conscious that it may be somewhat out of data 
and there are certain issues it does not address.

Can anyone help with the following:

1 Are there more recent models of the process ?

2 How are the molecules in the membrane organised
in space and how does this organisation change with time ?

3 Has any work been done on discrete models of 
non-cyclic photophosphorylation or related processes ?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Ray Paton

Dr Ray Paton
Department of Computer Science
The University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3BX

Email: r.c.paton at


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