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Maxwell Ware


PhD student

Telephone: +44 (0)208 882462


Research Interests:

My research topic is the assessment of the protective efficiency of nonphotochemical quenching in higher plants. Iā€™m establishing and testing the methodology that evaluates the protective component of NPQ, pNPQ, on xanthophyll biosynthesis and Photosystem II antenna mutants. I also study the effects of light and temperature acclimation on the effectiveness of pNPQ and the role of detached peripheral LHCII in photoprotection.



Benson, S., Maheswaran, P., Ware, M.A., Hunter, C.N., Horton, P., Jansson, S., Ruban, A.V., Johnson, M.P. (2015) An intact photosystem I light harvesting antenna system is required for complete state transitions in Arabidopsis. Nature Plants, doi:10.1038/nplants.2015.176.

Ware, M.A., Giovagnetti, V., Belgio, E., Ruban, A.V. (2015) PsbS protein modulates non-photochemical chlorophyll fluorescence quenching in membranes depleted from photosystems. Photochemistry and Photobiology, doi:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.07.016

Carvalho, F.E.L., Ware, M.A., Ruban, A.V. (2015) Quantifying the dynamics of light tolerance in Arabidopsis plants during ontogenesis. Plant Cell & Environment, doi:10.1111/pce.12574

Ware, M.A., Belgio, E., Ruban, A.V. (2015) Photoprotective capacity of non-photochemical quenching in plants acclimated to different light intensities. Photosynthesis Research, 126 (2): 261-274.

Giovagnetti, V., Ware, M.A., Ruban, A.V. (2015) Assessment of the impact of Photosystem I chlorophyll fluorescence on the pulse-amplitude modulated quenching analysis in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynthesis Research, 125 (1): 179-189.

Ware, M.A., Belgio E., Ruban, A.V. (2014) Comparison of the protective effectiveness of NPQ in Arabidopsis plants deficient in PsbS protein and zeaxanthin. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66 (5): 1259-1270.ā€‹ā€‹

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