Daniel Israel Arnon

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Arnon, Daniel Israel


Born Nov. 14, 1910. American biochemist and plant physiologist; of Polish origin.

Arnon graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (1932) and started to teach there in 1936 (professor after 1950). In 1961 he began working as a biochemist for the California Department of Experimental Agriculture. Arnon is known for his work on the photochemistry of chlorophyl in plants and in extracted chloroplasts; for the study of the chemism of the renewal of C02 by chloroplasts; and for the elucidation of the process of photosynthetic phosphorylation, which he discovered in 1954.


“The Role of Light in Photosynthesis.” Scientific American, 1960, vol. 203, no. 5, pp. 105–18.
In Russian translation: “Khloroplasty i fotosintez.” In Struktura ifunktsiia fotosinteticheskogo apparata. Moscow, 1962. Pages 181–234.
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