FACULTY MEMBER EMERITUS
Dr. Peter H. Homann
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Techn. Univ. Karlsruhe (Germany), 1962.
Organization and function of the photosynthetic apparatus, with a particular focus on the polypeptides and cofactors of the water-oxidizing complex of green plants.
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 photosynthetic membranes by osmolytes and other solutes. Photosynthesis Research 33: 29-36.
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 and by oligocarboxylic acids. Photosynthesis Research 35: 29-39.
Homann, P. H. 1993. Thermoluminescence properties of the S2-state in chloride depleted water oxidizing complexes after reconstituting treatments with various monovalent anions. Photosynthesis 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.