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Chlorophyll Synthesis

  • Robert D. Willows
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Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 23)

Chlorophyll is the dominant pigment in a mature plant cell, whether in the leaf of a plant or in the abundant algal species. Chlorophyll is synthesized within the chloroplast from a plentiful precursor, the amino acid glutamate. From glutamate to the tetrapyrrole protoporphyrin IX, at which the pathway branches between chlorophyll and heme, the reactions occur in the plastid stroma and are catalyzed by soluble enzymes.

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Chlorophyll Biosynthesis Chlorophyll Synthesis Protochlorophyllide Oxidoreductase Monomethyl Ester Glutamyl tRNA Reductase 
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Division of EnvironmentaMacquarie UniversityAustralia

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