Elucidation of Genetic Backgrounds Necessary for Chlorophyll a Biosynthesis Toward Artificial Creation of Oxygenic Photosynthesis
We succeeded to create the genetically modified purple photosynthetic bacterium capable of synthesizing chlorophyll a. The results indicate that not only chlorophyll synthase, but also an enzyme for galactolipid synthesis and reaction center proteins are required for accumulating chlorophyll a.
KeywordsAnoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria Bacteriochlorophyll Chlorophyll Oxygenic photosynthesis
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