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PHOTOSYNTHETIC MEMBRANES

Chlorophyll biogenesis sees the light

Upon first exposure to light, plants initiate the synchronized biogenesis of chlorophyll and thylakoid membranes. Two new studies have revealed a molecular view of the light-dependent step of chlorophyll synthesis within the membranes of developing angiosperm chloroplasts.

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Fig. 1: Light-induced ‘greening’ of the chloroplast.

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Wietrzynski, W., Engel, B.D. Chlorophyll biogenesis sees the light. Nat. Plants 7, 380–381 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00900-6

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