Chlorophyll Biosynthesis.

  title={Chlorophyll Biosynthesis.},
  author={D. Von Wettstein and Simon Gough and C. Gamini Kannangara},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  volume={7 7},
A leaf with 70 million cells houses .v5 x 109 chloroplasts, each containing m600 million molecules of chlorophyll (Simpson and Knoetzel, 1995). These 10’8 chlorophyll molecules, all of which are bound to proteins of the photosynthetic membranes, harvest the sunlight. Approximately 250 to 300 of them transfer the absorbed light energy through neighboring pigments to the “special pair” chlorophylls in a reaction center. These special pair chlorophylls in photosystems I and II are the primary… CONTINUE READING