THE GENETICS OF CHLOROPHYLL BIOSYNTHESIS: LIGHT-INDEPENDENT AND LIGHT-DEPENDENT PATHWAYS

Abstract


 The review summarizes contemporary genetical, molecular biological and biochemical data on the two protochlorophyllide oxidoreductases (POR), enzymes responsible of light-dependent (LPOR) and dark-operative (DPOR) protochlorophyllide reduction. Evolutionary aspects of origin and functioning of these enzymes are also discussed. The main focus of this review will be the genetics of archaic dark chlorophyll biosynthesis.

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Elena M Chekunova

Saint-Petersburg State University., Saint-Petersburg, RF

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