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- Masuda, Shinji; Ikeda, Rei; Masuda, Tatsuru; Hashimoto, Haruki; Tsuchiya, Tohru; Kojima, Hiroko; Nomata, Jiro; Fujita, Yuichi; Mimuro, Mamoru; Ohta, Hiroyuki; Takamiya, Ken-ichiro
- Plant journal 2009 v.58 no.6 pp. 952-960
- Arabidopsis; Gloeobacter violaceus; Synechocystis; biosynthesis; chlorophyll; etioplasts; genes; heterologous gene expression; mutants; mutation; symbiosis
- ... In angiosperms, chlorophyll biosynthesis is light dependent. A key factor in this process is protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR), which requires light to catalyze the reduction of protochlorophyllide to chlorophyllide. It is believed that this protein originated from an ancient cyanobacterial enzyme that was introduced into proto-plant cells during the primary symbiosis. Here we report that P ...