Glycoengineering of cyanobacterial thylakoid membranes for future studies on the role of glycolipids in photosynthesis.

@article{Hoelzl2005GlycoengineeringOC,
  title={Glycoengineering of cyanobacterial thylakoid membranes for future studies on the role of glycolipids in photosynthesis.},
  author={Georg Hoelzl and Ulrich Zaehringer and Dirk C. Warnecke and Ernst Heinz},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={
          1766-78
        }
}
The lipid composition of thylakoid membranes is conserved from cyanobacteria to angiosperms. The predominating components are monogalactosyl- and digalactosyldiacylglycerol. In cyanobacteria, thylakoid membrane biosynthesis starts with the formation of monoglucosyldiacylglycerol which is C4-epimerized to the corresponding galactolipid, whereas in plastids monogalactosyldiacylglycerol is formed at the beginning. This suggests that galactolipids have specific functions in thylakoids. We wanted to… CONTINUE READING
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