Chlorophyll cycle regulates the construction and destruction of the light-harvesting complexes.

@article{Tanaka2011ChlorophyllCR,
  title={Chlorophyll cycle regulates the construction and destruction of the light-harvesting complexes.},
  author={Ryouichi Tanaka and Ayumi Tanaka},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2011},
  volume={1807 8},
  pages={968-76}
}
Chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b are the major constituents of the photosynthetic apparatus in land plants and green algae. Chlorophyll a is essential in photochemistry, while chlorophyll b is apparently dispensable for their photosynthesis. Instead, chlorophyll b is necessary for stabilizing the major light-harvesting chlorophyll-binding proteins. Chlorophyll b is synthesized from chlorophyll a and is catabolized after it is reconverted to chlorophyll a. This interconversion system between… CONTINUE READING