noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
Loss of colour by a pigment (such as chlorophyll or rhodopsin) when illuminated.
- Changes of state, photobleaching, and photocycling often involve subtle changes in tertiary structure.
- Another advantage of two-photon excitation is the decreased extent of photobleaching and photodamage above and below the focal plane.
- The photoproduct again undergoes photobleaching during the second illumination.
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