FACULTY MEMBER EMERITUSDr. Peter H. Homann
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Techn. Univ. Karlsruhe (Germany),
Organization and function of the photosynthetic apparatus, with a particular
focus on the polypeptides and cofactors of the water-oxidizing complex of green
Additional Research Interests:
Rashid, A., and P. H. Homann. 1992.
Properties of iodide-activated water oxidizing
complexes. Biochimica et
Biophysica Acta 1101: 303-310.
Homann, P. H. 1992.
Stabilization of the water oxidizing polypeptide assembly on
membranes by osmolytes and other solutes. Photosynthesis Research
Homann, P. H., and L. V. Madabusi. 1993. Modifications
of the thermoluminescence properties
of Ca2+ depleted
photosystem II membranes by the 23 kD extrinsic polypeptide
oligocarboxylic acids. Photosynthesis Research 35:
Homann, P. H. 1993. Thermoluminescence properties of the
S2-state in chloride depleted water
oxidizing complexes after
reconstituting treatments with various monovalent anions.
Research 38: 395-400.
Chen, G. X., D. J.
Blubaugh, P. H. Homann, J. H. Golbeck, and G. M. Cheniae. 1995.
contributes to the rapid inactivation of specific secondary donors of
photosystem II reaction center during photodamage of manganese-depleted
membranes. Biochemistry 34:
Wang, J. and P. H. Homann. 1995. Inorganic cofactor relations and properties of
photosystem II in thylakoids of Prochlorothrix hollandica. In
Photosynthesis: From Light to Biosphere, Vol. II (P. Mathis, ed.), Kluwer Academic
Publishers, Dordrecht. pp. 421-424.
Homann, P.H. 1999. Reliability of Photosystem II thermoluminescence measurements
after sample freezing: Few artifacts with Photosystem II membranes but gross
distortions with certain leaves. Photosynthesis Research 61: 219-229.
Homann, P.H. 2002. Chloride and calcium in photosystem II: from effects to enigma. Invited contribution.
Photosynthesis Research 73 (special issue: Celebrating the Millennium—Historical Highlights of
Photosynthesis Research, Part 1; Govindjee and H. Gest, eds.). pp. 169-175. Reprinted as a chapter in Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Vol. 20: Discoveries in Photosynthesis (Govindjee, J. T. Beatty, H. Gest, and J. F. Allen, eds.), Springer, Dordrecht (2005). pp. 383-389.
Homann, P.H. 2003. Hydrogen metabolism of green algae. Discovery and early research
—a tribute to Hans Gaffron and his coworkers. Invited contribution. Photosynthesis Research 76 (special issue: Celebrating the Millennium—Historical Highlights of
Photosynthesis Research, Part 2; Govindjee, J. T. Beatty, and H. Gest eds.). pp. 93-103. Reprinted as a chapter in Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Vol. 20: Discoveries in Photosynthesis (Govindjee, J. T. Beatty, H. Gest, and J. F. Allen, eds.), Springer, Dordrecht (2005). pp. 119-129.
Homann, P. H. 2003. Survival and fitness of a female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) after partial loss of melanin-based feather coloration. North Amer. Bird Bander 28: 165–168.
Homann, P. H. 2008. A seed addicted Ovenbird (note). North Amer. Bird Bander 33: 66.
Homann, P. H. 2008. Wintering-site persistence and fidelity of eight passerine migrants at a location in northern Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 36: 23–32.