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N Liguori, P Xu, IHM Stokkum, B Oort, Y Lu, D Karcher, R Bock, R Croce (2017) “Different carotenoid conformations have distinct functions in light-harvesting regulation in plants”  Nature communications 8 (1), 1994.



VU Chukhutsina, R Fristedt, T Morosinotto, R Croce (2017) “Photoprotection strategies of the alga Nannochloropsis gaditana”.  BBA-Bioenergetics, 1858, 544-552. 



LW Bielczynski, MK Łącki, I Hoefnagels, A Gambin, R Croce (2017) “Leaf and plant age affects photosynthetic performance and photoprotective capacity” Plant physiology 175 (4), 1634-1648.



P Xu, LM Roy, R Croce (2017) ”Functional organization of photosystem II antenna complexes: CP29 under the spotlight” BBA-Bioenergetics 1858 (10), 815-822.



HG Duan, VI Prokhorenko, E Wientjes, R Croce, M Thorwart, RJD Miller (2017) “Primary Charge Separation in the Photosystem II Reaction Center Revealed by a Global Analysis of the Two-dimensional Electronic Spectra”. Scientific reports 7 (1), 12347.



R Croce, H van Amerongen (2017) “The complex that conquered the land” Science 357 (6353), 752-752



R Fristedt, A Trotta, M Suorsa, AK Nilsson, R Croce, EM Aro, B Lundin (2017) “PSB33 sustains photosystem II D1 protein under fluctuating light conditions.” Journal of Experimental Botany, 68, 4281–4293



P López-Tarifa, N Liguori, N van den Heuvel, R Croce, L Visscher (2017) “Coulomb couplings in solubilised light-harvesting complex II (LHCII): challenging the ideal dipole approximation from TDDFT calculations.”  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (28), 18311-18320



L Tian, P Xu, VU Chukhutsina, AR Holzwarth and R Croce (2017) “ Zeaxanthin-dependent nonphotochemical quenching does not occur in Photosystem I in the higher plantArabidopsis thaliana”.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114, 4828–4832   



P Maly, J. Ravensbergen, J.T.M. Kennis, R. Van Grondelle, R. Croce, T. Mancal, B. Van Oort (2017)“Polarization-controlled optimal scatter suppression in transient absorption spectroscopyScientific Reports, 7, 43484.



DA Semchonok, K N S Yadav, P. Xu, B.Drop, R. Croce, E.J. Boekema (2017). “ Interaction between the photoprotective protein LHCSR3 and C2S2 Photosystem II supercomplex in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.BBA-Bioenergetics, 1858(5), 379-385.



I Bos, KM Bland, L. Tian, R.Croce, L.K.  Frankel, H. van Amerongen, T.M.E.(2017)  Multiple LHCII antennae can transfer energy efficiently to a single Photosystem I.” BBA- Bioenergetics, 1858 (5),  371-378.



Alboresi A.,  Le Quiniou C., Yadav SKN,  Scholz M, Meneghesso A, Gerotto C, Simionato D, Hippler M,  Boekema EJ, Croce R, Morosinotto T (2017) “Conservation of core complex subunits shaped the structure and function of photosystem I in the secondary endosymbiont alga Nannochloropsis gaditana”. New Phytologist, 213(2), 714-72.




Polukhina I, Fristedt R, Dinc E, Cardol P, Croce R (2016) “Carbon supply and photoacclimation crosstalk in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” Plant Physiology, 172(3), 1494-1505


JM Gruber, P Xu, J Chmeliov, TPJ Krüger, MTA Alexandre, L Valkunas, R Croceand R van Grondelle (2016) “Dynamic quenching in single photosystem II supercomplexes” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (37),  25852-25860 


E Dinc, L Tian, LM Roy, R Roth, U Goodenough, R Croce (2016) “LHCSR1 induces a fast and reversible pH-dependent fluorescence quenching in LHCII in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,113 (27), 7673-7678


Croce R and Xu P (2016) “A photo shoot of plant photosystem II”  Nature, 534 (7605), 42-43


VI Novoderezhkin, R Croce, M Wahadoszamen, I Polukhina, E Romero,  van Grondelle R. (2016) “Mixing of exciton and charge-transfer states in light-harvesting complex Lhca4”. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (28), 19368-19377



N Liguori, V Novoderezhkin, LM Roy, R van Grondelle, R Croce (2016) “Excitation dynamics and structural implication of the stress-related complex LHCSR3 from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiBiochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Bioenergetics, 9, 1514–1523


A Natali, JM Gruber, L Dietzel, MCA Stuart, R van Grondelle, R Croce (2016) “Light-harvesting complexes (LHC) cluster spontaneously in membrane environment leading to shortening of their excited state lifetimes” Journal of Biological Chemistry, jbc. M116. 730101



Wlodarczyk L., Dinc E., Croce R. and Dekker JP (2016) “In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii photosystem I and photosystem II respond independently to conditions promoting state transitions”  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Bioenergetics 1857 (6), 625-633


Bielcynzki L.W., Schanker G. and Croce R. (2016) “Effect of light acclimation on the organization of photosystem II super-and sub-complexes in arabidopsis thaliana”. Frontiers in plant science 7, 105. doi:  10.3389/fpls.2016.00105




Le Quiniou C., van Oort BF, Drop B., van Stokkum IVM, Croce R (2015) “Functional analysis of PSI-LHCI-LHCII of Chlamydomonas reinardtii shows that Photosystem I antenna size can be increased substantially without loss of quantum efficiency”  J. Biol. Chem. 290(51) 30587-95



Liguori N, Periole X, Marrink SJ and Croce R (2015) “From light-harvesting to photoprotection: structural bases of the dynamic switch of the major antenna complex of plants (LHCII)“ 5, 15661. doi: 10.1038/srep15661.



Croce R. (2015)“PsbS is the plants's pick for sun protection” Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol, 22(9):650-2. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.3079.



Xu P, Tian L, Kloz M and Croce R (2015) “Insight into the zeaxanthin-dependent quenching in higher plants”. Scientific Reports5:13679. doi: 10.1038/srep13679



Ort DR, Merchant SS, Alric J, Barkand A, Blankenship RE, Bock R, Croce R, Hanson MR, Hibberd JM , Long SP, Moore TA, Moroney JV, Niyogi KK , Parry MAJ , Peralta-Yahya PP, Prince RC , Redding KE , Spalding MH, van Wijk KJ, Vermaas WFJ, von Caemmerer S, Weber APM, Yeates TO, Yuan JS, Zhu X (2015) “Can photosynthesis be redesigned to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy demand?” PNAS, 112 (28), 8529-8536



 L. Tian, Dinc E and Croce R (2015) “LHCII Populations in Different Quenching States are Present in the Thylakoid Membranes in a Ratio that Depends on the Light Conditions” J. Phys. Chem. Lett.  6, 2339-2344.



R. Croce (2015) "A close view of photosystem I" Science, 348 (6238), 970-971.



 Holleboom CP, Gacek DA, Liao PN, Negretti M., Croce R. and Walla PJ (2015) "Carotenoid-chlrophyll counpling and fluorescence quenchnig in aggregated minor PSII proteins CP24 and CP29" Photosynthesis res124 (2), 171-180



Ramanan C., Gruber J.M., Malý P., Negretti M., Novoderezhkin V., Krüger T.P.J, Mančal T., Croce R., van GrondelleR. (2015) “Excitons in Photosynthetic Antennae. The Role of Exciton Delocalization in the Major Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Antenna of Plants”. Biophys. J. 108, 1047-1056. 



Natali A. and Croce R. (2015) "Characterization of the Major Light-Harvesting Complexes (LHCBM) of the Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii". PLoS ONE 10(2): e0119211. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0119211.



Schlau-Cohen G, Hsiang-Yu Y, Krueger TPJ, Xu P, Gwizdala M, van Grondelle R, Croce R and Moerner WE (2015) “Single-Molecule Identification of Quenched and Unquenched States of LHCII” J. Phys Chem Lett. 6 (5), 860-867


93.  Le Quiniou C., Tian L., Drop B., Wientjes E., van Stokkum IVM, van Oort BF and Croce R. (2015) “PSI-LHCI of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: increasing the absorption cross section without losing efficiency”. BBA- Bioenergetics, 1847, 458-467.


92.   Natali A., Roy LM and Croce R (2014) “In Vitro Reconstitution of Light-harvesting Complexes of Plants and Green Algae” J. Vis. Exp. (92), e51852, doi:10.3791/51852.
91.  Croce, R. and van Amerongen H (2014) "Natural strategies for photosynthetic light harvesting" Nat. Chem, Biol.,10, 492-501.
90. Ünlü C., Drop B., Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2014) “State transitions in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strongly modulate the size of Photosystem II but not of Photosystem I” Proc.Nat.Am.Sci. USA, 111(9):3460-3465
89. Drop B., Yadav S., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2014) “Consequences of state transitions on the structural and functional organization of Photosystem I in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” Plant Journal, 78, 1810191.
88. Passarini F., Xu P., Caffarri S., Hille J. and Croce R. (2014) “Towards in vivo mutation analysis: Knock-out of specific chlorophylls bound to the light-harvesting complexes of Arabidopsis thaliana - The case of CP24 (Lhcb6)” BBA-Bioenergetics, 1837, 1500-1506.
87. Dinc E., Ramundo S., Croce R. and Rochaix, JD (2014) "Repressible chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas: A new tool for the study of the photosynthetic apparatus" BBA – bioenergetics, 1837, 1548-1552.
86. Drop B., Webber-Birungi M, Yadav S., Filipowicz-Szymanska A., Fusetti F., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2014) “Light-harvesting complex II (LHCII) and its supramolecular organization in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiBBA – bioenergetics, 1837  63–72


85.  Liguori N., Roy L.M., Opacic M., Durand G. and Croce R. (2013) “Regulation of light harvesting in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: the C-terminus of LHCSR is the knob of a dimmer switch” J.Am.Chem.Soc, 135 (49) 18339–18342
83. Wientjes E., Drop B., Kouril R., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2013) “Photosystem II supercomplex organization does not change during state transitions in higher plant” J. Biol. Chem. 288, 32821-32826
84. Croce R. and van Amerongen H (2013) “Light-harvesting in Photosystem I”, Photosynt. Res., 116:153–166
81. van Amerongen H and Croce R (2013) “Light harvesting in Photosystem II” Photosynt. Res., 116:251–263
80. Wientjes E., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2013) “Quantum yield of charge separation in Photosystem II: functional effect of changes in the antenna size upon light acclimation” (2013) J. Phys. Chem B. 117, 11200−11208
79. Wientjes E., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2013) “LHCII is an antenna of both photosystems after long term acclimation” BBA- bioenergetics, 1827, 420–426
78. Kouril R., Wientjes E., Bultema J.B, Croce R. and Boekema E.J. (2013) “High-light vs. low-light: Effect of light acclimation on photosystem II composition and organization in Arabidopsis thaliana” BBA- bioenergetics, 1827, 411–419


77.  Hogewoning SW, Wientjes E., Douwstra P., Trouwborst G., van Iperen W., Croce R. and Harbinson J. (2012) “Photosynthetic Quantum Yield Dynamics: from Photosystems to Leaves” Plant Cell, 24: 1921–1935
76. Wientjes E. and Croce R. (2012) “PMS: Photosystem I electron donor or fluorescence quencher” Photosyn. Res., 111, 185-191
75. Wientjes E., Roest G. and Croce R. (2012) “From blue to red to far-red in Lhca4: how does the protein modulate the spectral properties of the pigments?” BBA- bioenergetics 1817, 711-717


74.   Drop B., Webber-Birungi M., Fusetti F., Kouřil R., Redding KE, Boekema EJ and Croce R. (2011) “Photosystem I of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is composed of nine Light-harvesting complexes (Lhca) located on one side of the core”. J. Biol. Chem. 286: 44878-44887
73. Krüger T.P.J, Wientjes E., Croce R. and van Grondelle R. (2011) “Conformational switching explains the intrinsic multifunctionality of plant light-harvesting complexes” PNAS, 108, 1351613521
72. Wientjes E., van Stokkum IHM, van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2011) “The role of the individual Lhca’s in Photosystem I excitation energy trapping” Biophys. J.101, 745-754
71. Marin A., Passarini F., van Stokkum IHM, van Grondelle R. and Croce R. (2011). “Minor complexes at work: light-harvesting by Carotenoids in the Photosystem II antenna complexes CP24 and CP26” Biophys. J. 100, 2829–2838
70. Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2011). “Light-harvesting and structural organization of Photosystem II: from individual complexes to thylakoid membrane” . J. Photochem.Photobio. B Biology 104, 142–153
69. Caffarri S., Broess K, Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2011) “Excitation energy transfer and trapping in higher plant Photosystem II complexes with different antenna sizes”. Biophys. J. 100, 2094–2103
68. Wientjes E., van Stokkum IHM, van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2011) ”Excitation energy transfer dynamics of higher plant Photosystem I light harvesting complexes”. Biophys. J., 100, 1372–1380
67. Wientjes E. and Croce R. (2011) “The light-harvesting complexes of higher plant Photosystem I: Lhca1/4 and Lhca2/3 form two red-emitting heterodimers” Biochemical Journal 433, 477-485


66. Marin A., Passarini F., Croce R. and van Grondelle R. (2010)” The energy transfer pathways in the CP24 and CP26 antenna complexes of higher plant Photosystem II. A comparative study." Biophys. J. ,99, 4056-4065
65. Passarini F., WientjesE., van AmerongenH. and Croce R. (2010) “Photosystem I light-harvesting complex Lhca4 adopts multiple conformations: red forms and excited-state quenching are mutually exclusive”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics. 1797(4):501-508
64.  Müller M.G., Lambrev P., Reus M., Wientjes E., Croce R., and Holzwarth A.R. (2010) “Singlet energy dissipation in Photosystem II light-harvesting complex does not involve energy transfer to carotenoids”. ChemPhysChem 11, 1289 – 1296
63. Van Oort B., Alberts M., de Bianchi S., Dall’Osto L., Bassi R., Trinkunas G., Croce R. and van Amerongen H (2010) “Effect of antenna-depletion in Photosystem II on excitation energy transfer in Arabidopsis thaliana”. Biophys. J. 98(5), 922-31
62. Mozzo M., Mantelli M., Passarini F., Caffarri S., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2010) “Functional analysis of phoyosystem I light-harvesting complexes (Lhca) gene products of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”. ”. Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1797, 212–221


61.  Passarini F., Wientjes E.,Hienerwadel R. and Croce R(2009) “Molecular Basis of Light Harvesting and Photoprotection in CP24.UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE MOST RECENT ANTENNA COMPLEX”J. Biol. Chem, 43, 29536–29546 
60. Caffarri S., Kouril R., Kereiche S., Boekema EJ and Croce R.(2009) “Functional architecture of photosystem II supercomplexes”EMBO Journal.28, 3052-3063
59. A.A. Kavalenka, R.B. Spruijt, C.J.A.M. Wolfs, J. Štrancar, R. Croce, M.A. Hemminga, H. van Amerongen(2009) “Site-Directed Spin Labeling Study of CP29”Biophys. J.96(9) 3620 – 3628
58. Ballottari M., Mozzo M., Croce R., Morosinotto T. and Bassi R. (2009) “Pigment binding sites occupancy and functional architecture of the Photosystem II antenna complex Lhcb5”J. Biol. Chem.284, 8103–

Wientjes E., Oostergetel G.T., Jansson S., Boekema E.J. and Croce R. (2009) “The role of Lhca complexes in the supramolecular organization of Photosystem I”J. Biol. Chem.284 7803–7810


van Oort B., Murali S., Wientjes E., Koehorst R., Spruijt R., van Hoek A., Croce R. and van Amerongen H. (2009) ”Ultrafast resonance energy transfer from a site-specifically attached fluorescent chromophore reveals the folding of the N-terminal domain of CP29”.Chem. Phys.357, 113–119

55. Romero E., Mozzo M., van Stokkum I.H.M., Dekker J.P., van Grondelle and Croce R. (2009) ”The Origin of the Low-Energy Form of Photosystem I Light-Harvesting Complex Lhca4: Mixing of the Lowest Exciton with a Charge-Transfer State”.Biophys. J.96(5), L35 - L37


54.  van Oort B., Amunts A., Borst J.W., van Hoek A., Nelson N., van Amerongen H. and Croce R.(2008) “Picosecond fluorescence of intact and dissolved PSI‑LHCI crystals”.Biophys. J.95, 5851–5861 
53.  Miloslavina Y., WehnerA., Wientjes E., ReusM., Lambrev P., Garab G., Croce R. and Holzwarth A.R.(2008) “Far-red fluorescence: A direct spectroscopic marker for LHC II oligomers forming a charge transfer state in non-photochemical quenchingin vivo” .FEBS Lett.582, 3625–3631
52.  Mozzo M., Passarini F., Bassi R., van Amerongen H. and Croce R. (2008) “Photoprotection in higher plants: The putative quenching site is conserved in allouter light-harvesting complexes of Photosystem II”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1777(10): 1263-1267
51.  Broess K., Trinkunas G., van Hoek A, Croce R., and van Amerongen H. (2008) “Excitation energy transfer within photosystem II is much faster than in isolated light-harvesting complexes”.”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1777(5):404-409
50. Mozzo M., Dall’Osto L.,Hienerwadel R., Bassi R. and Croce R.(2008) “Photoprotection in the antenna complexes of Photosystem II: role of individual xanthophylls in Chlorophyll triplet quenching”. J. Biol. Chem.283, 6184-6192


49. Caffarri S., Passarini F., Bassi R. and Croce R.(2007) “A specific binding site for neoxanthin in the monomeric antenna proteins CP26 and CP29 of Photosystem II”.FEBS Lett.581, 4704-4710 
48. Croce R., ChojnickaA., MorosinottoT., IhalainenJ.A., van Mourik F., Dekker J.P., BassiR. and van GrondelleR. (2007) “The low-energy forms of Photosystem I light-harvesting complexes: spectroscopic properties and pigment-pigment interaction characteristics”Biophys. J.93, 2418-2428
47. Georgakopoulou, S., Zwan, G. van der, Bassi, R., Grondelle, R. van, Amerongen H. van and R Croce (2007) “Understanding the circular dichroism of Light Harvesting Complex II upon Varying its Pigment Composition and organisation”.Biochemistry46,4745-4754
46.   Croce R., Mozzo M., Morosinotto T., Romeo A., Hienerwadel R. and Bassi R. (2007) “Singlet and triplet state transitions of carotenoids in the antenna complexes of higher plants Photosystem I”.Biochemistry46, 3846-3855


45. Mozzo M., Morosinotto T., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2006) “Probing the structure of Lhca3 by mutation analysis” ”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics, 1757, 1607-1613


44.   Ihalainen J.A., Croce R., Morosinotto T., van Stokkum I.H.M., Bassi R., Dekker J.P. and van Grondelle R. (2005) “Excitation decay pathways of Lhca proteins – A time resolved fluorescence study”.J. Phys. Chem. B109,21150-21158 
43. Sener M.K., Jolley C., Ben-Shem A., Fromme P., Nelson N., Croce R. and Schulten K. (2005) “Comparison of the light harvesting networks of plants and cyanobacterial Photosystem I”Biophys. J.89,1630-1642
42. Consoli E., Croce R., Dunlap D.D. and Finzi L. (2005), “Diffusion of Light Harvesting Complex II in the thylakoid membranes”.EMBO Report6, 782-786
41. Morosinotto T., Mozzo M., Bassi R. and Croce R.(2005) “Pigment-Pigment interactions in Lhca4 Antenna complex of Higher Plants”.J. Biol. Chem. 280: 20612 – 20619
40. Gibasiewicz K., Croce R.,. Morosinotto T,Ihalainen J., van Stokkum I., Dekker J.P, Bassi R. and van Grondelle R. (2005) “Excitation energy transfer pathways in Lhca4”.Biophys. J.88, 1959-1969


39.   Croce R., Morosinotto T., Ihalainen J.A., Chojnicka A., Breton J., Dekker J. P, van Grondelle R. and Bassi R..(2004) “Origin of the 701 nm fluorescence emission of the Lhca2 subunit of higher plant Photosystem I ”J. Biol. Chem. 279: 48543 – 48549
38. Caffarri S.,Croce R., Cattivelli L. and Bassi R. (2004) “A look within LHCII: differential analysis of the Lhcb 1-3 gene products composing the major antenna complex of higher plant photosynthesis”.Biochemistry43(29) 9467 – 9476


37. Morosinotto T., Breton J., Bassi R. and Croce R.(2003) “The nature of a chlorophyll ligand in Lhca proteins determines the far red fluorescence emission typical of Photosystem I”.J. Biol. Chem. 278(49):49223-9
36. Ihalainen JA, Ratsep M., Jensen PE, Scheller HV, Croce R, Bassi R, Korppi-Tommola JEI and Freiberg A (2003) “Red spectral forms of Chlorophylls in green plant PSI – A site selective and High pressure Spectroscopy Study”.J. Phys. Chem. B107, 9086-9093
35. Gastaldelli M, Canino G., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2003) “ Xanthophyll binding sites of the CP29 (Lhca4) subunit of higher plants photosystem II investigated by domine swapping and mutation analysis”J. Biol.Chem278, 19190-19198
34. Castelletti S, Morosinotto T, Robert B, Caffarri S., Bassi R. and Croce R. (2003)” The recombinant Lhca2 and Lhca3 subunits of the photosystem I antenna system”Biochemistry42, 4226-4234
33. Croce R., Müller M.G., Caffarri S., Bassi R. and Holzwarth A.R. (2003) “Selective study of Carotenoid to Chlorophyll Energy transfer pathways in the minor antenna of Photosystem II CP29. A femtosecond study on mutant and WT complexes”.Biophys. J.84, 2517-2532
32.   Croce R., Müller M.G., Bassi R. and Holzwarth A.R. (2003) “Energy transfer processes between Chls b and Chls a in the minor antenna of Photosystem II CP29. A comparative femtosecond study between native and reconstituted complex”.Biophys. J.84, 2508-2516
31. Jennings RC, Zucchelli G., Croce R. and Garlaschi FM. (2003) “Thermally activated energy transfer from the red absorbing chlorophyll states to the bulk antenna in PSI-LHCI”. ”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1557, 91-98


30.   Croce R., Morosinotto T., Castelletti S., Breton J. and Bassi R. (2002) “The Lhca antenna complexes of higher plants Photosystem I” ”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1556, 29-40
29. Morosinotto T., Castelletti S., Breton J., Bassi R. and Croce R.(2002) “Mutation analysis of Lhca1 complex: the low energy absorption forms originate from pigment-pigment interaction.”J. Biol.Chem.277, 36253-36261
28. Croce R., Canino G., Ros F and Bassi R. (2002) “Chromophores organization of the higher plants photosynthetic antenna complex CP26”.Biochemistry41, 7334-7343
27. Pascal A., Caffarri, S.,Croce R., Sandonà D., Bassi R. and Robert B. (2002) “A Structural investigation of the central Chlorophylla-binding sites in the Minor Photosystem II Antenna protein, Lhcb4.Biochemistry41, 2305-2310


26. Gobets B., Kennis J.T.M., Ihalainen J.A., Brazzoli M.,Croce R., van Stokkum I.H.M., Bassi R., Dekker J.P., van Amerongen H., Fleming G.R. and van Grondelle R. (2001) “Excitation energy transfer in dimeric light-harvesting complex I: a combined streak-camera/fluorescence up-conversion study” J. Phys. Chem. B105, 10132-10139 
25. Caffarri S., Croce R., Breton J. and Bassi R. (2001) “The major antenna complex of Photosystem II (LHCII) has a Xanthophyll Binding Site not Involved in Ligth-Harvesting”.J. Biol. Chem.276, 35924-35933
24 Frank H.A., Das S. K., Bautista J.A., Bruce D., Vasil´ev S., Crimi M., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2001) “The Photochemical Behavior of Xanthopylls in the Recombinant Photosystem II Antenna Complex CP26”.Biochemistry,40, 1020-1025
23.  Croce R., Müller M.G., Bassi R. and Holzwarth A.R. (2001) “Carotenoid to Chlorophyll Energy transfer in recombinant Major Light-Harvesting Complex (LHCII) of Higher Plants. 1. Femtosecond Transient Absorption Measurements”Biophys. J.80, 901-915


22.   Cinque G., Croce R. and Bassi R. (2000) “ Absorption spectra of chlorophyllaandbin Lhcb protein environment”Photosynth. Res. 64, 233-242 
21. Croce R., Cinque G., Holzwarth A.R. and Bassi R. (2000) “The Soret absorption properties of carotenoids and chlorophylls in antenna complexes of higher plants”Photosynth. Res.64, 221-231
20. Cinque G., Croce R., Holzwarth, A.R. and Bassi R. (2000) “Förster energy transfer in the chlorophyll a/b complex CP29”Biophys.J.79, 1706-1717
19. Ihalainen J.A., Gobets B., Sznee K., Brazzoli, M., Croce R., Bassi R., van Grondelle R., Korppi-Tommola J.E.I. and Dekker J.P. (2000) “Evidence for two spectroscopically different dimers of light-harvesting complex I from green plants”Biochemistry39, 8625-8631 
18. Croce R., Dorra D., Holzwarth A.R. and Jennings R. (2000) “Fluorescence decay and spectral evolution in intact Photosystem I of higher plants”Biochemistry39, 6341-6348


17. Remelli R., Varotto C., Sandona´ D., Croce R. and Bassi R. (1999) “Chlorophyll binding sites of monomeric light harvesting complex (LHCII) reconstituted in vitro: a mutation analysis of chromophore binding residues”.J. Biol. Chem.274, 33510-33521 
16. Simonetto R., Crimi M., Sandona´ D., Croce R., Cinque G.F., Breton J. and Bassi R. (1999) “Orientation of chlorophyll transition moments in the higher plants light harvesting complex CP29”.Biochemistry38 (40), 12974-12983
15. Croce R., Weiss S. and Bassi R. (1999) “Carotenoid-binding sites in the major light-harvesting complex (LHCII) of higher plants”J. Biol. Chem274(42), 29613-29623
14. Bassi R., Croce R., Cugini D. and Sandona´ D. (1999) “Structure of the higher plant Light-Harvesting protein CP29 probed by mutation analysis”.Proc.Nat.Am.Sci. USA,96: 10056-1006
13. Croce R., Remelli R., Varotto C., Breton J. and Bassi R. (1999) “The neoxanthin binding site of the major light harvesting complex (LHCII) form higher plants”.FEBS Lett. 456 (1), 1-6
12.  Verhoeven A. S., Adams III W. W., Demmig-Adams B.,Croce R. and Bassi R. (1999) “Xanthophyll cycle pigment localization and dynamics during exposure to low temperatures and light stress in low and high light-acclimated Vinca major”.Plant Physiol. 120 (3), 727-737


11. Croce R., Zucchelli G., Garlaschi F.M. and Jennings R.C. (1998) “A thermal broadening study of the antenna chlorophylls in PSI-200, LHCI and PSI-core”.Biochemistry37 (50), 17355-17360 
10.  Sandona´ D. Croce R., Pagano A., Crimi M. and Bassi R. (1998) “Higher Plants Light Harvesting Proteins. Structure and Function as revealed by mutation analysis of either protein or chromophore moieties”.”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1365, 207-214



Giuffra, E., Zucchelli, G., Sandonà, D., Croce, R., Cugini, D., Garlaschi, F.M., Bassi, R. and Jennings, R.C. (1997).“Analysis of some optical properties of a native and reconstituted photosystem II antenna complex, CP29: pigment binding sites can be occupied by chlorophyllaor chlorophyllband determine spectral forms”.Biochemistry36, 12984-12993. 


8. Jennings, R.C., Zucchelli, G, Croce, R., Valkunas, L., Finzi, L. and Garlaschi, F.M. (1997) “Model Studies on the excited state equilibrium perturbation due to reaction center trapping in photosystem I”Photosynth. Res. 52, 245-253 
7. Bassi, R., Sandonà, D. and Croce, R. (1997) “Novel aspect of chlorophyll a/b proteins”Physiol. Plantarum. 100 (4), 769-779
6. Connelly, J.P., Muller, M.G., Bassi, R.,Croce, R. and Holzwarth, A. (1997) “Femtosecond transient absorption study of carotenoid to chlorophyll energy transfer in the light harvesting complex II of photosystem II”.Biochemistry36 (2), 281-287


5.    Testi, M.G., Croce, R., Polverino, P. and Bassi, R. (1996) " A CK2 site is reversibly phosphorylated in the photosystem II subunit CP29."FEBS Lett. 399 (3), 245-250 
4. Croce, R., Breton, J. and Bassi, R. (1996) " Conformational changes induced by phosphorylation in the photosystem II subunity CP29"Biochemistry35, 11142-11148 
3. Croce, R., Zucchelli, G, Garlaschi, F.M., Bassi, R. and Jennings, R.C. (1996) "Excited state equilibration in the Photosystem I-Light-Harvesting I complex: P700 is almost isoenergetic with its antenna”.Biochemistry35, 8572-8579
2. Giuffra, E., Cugini, D., Croce, R. and Bassi, R.(1996) "Reconstitution and Pigment Binding Protein of Recombinant CP29".Eur. J. Biochem. 238, 112-120


1.    Zucchelli, G., Garlaschi, F.M., Croce, R., Bassi, R. and Jennings, R.C.(1995) “A Stepanov relation analysis of steady state absorption and fluorescence spectra in the isolated D1/D2/cytochrome b-559 complex”.Biochim.Biophys.Acta - Bioenergetics1229, 59-63.

Contributions to books

Croce R. “Chlorophylls and light-harvesting complexes” (2013) In: Encyclopedia of Biophysics. Springer.Editor: Gordon C. Roberts

Croce R. “Chlorophyll binding proteins of plants and cyanobacteria” (2011) In: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Photosynthesis: Plastid Biology, Energy Conversion and Carbon Assimilation.Edited byJulian Eaton-Rye and Baishnab C. Tripathy.

Van Amerongen H andCroce R.“Structure and function of Photosystem II light-harvesting proteins (Lhcb) of Higher Plants”.(2008) In Comprehensive Series in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences – Primary Processes of Photosynthesis: Principles and Apparatus (ed. G. Renger). Publisher, RCS. Vol I, pp. 329-368.

Croce R., Morosinotto T. and Bassi R. “LHCI: the antenna complex of Photosystem I in plants and green algae”. (2006) In “Photosystem I: The Plastocyanin/Ferredoxin Oxidorecutase” in Photosynthesis-Edited by John Golbeck. series:Advances in Photosynthesis and RespirationKluwer Academic Publisherspp.119-137.

Bassi, R., Giuffra, E.,Croce, R., Dainese, P. and Bergantino, E. (1996) "Biochemistry and molecular biology of pigment binding proteins".NATO Advanced Scientific Courses: "Light as energy source and information carrier in plant photophysiology", Volterra, 26.09-0610.94- ed. Jennings et al., 41-65.