Light-powered CO2 fixation in a chloroplast mimic with natural and synthetic parts

  title={Light-powered CO2 fixation in a chloroplast mimic with natural and synthetic parts},
  author={Tarryn E. Miller and Thomas Beneyton and Thomas Schwander and Christoph Diehl and Mathias Girault and Richard McLean and Tanguy Chotel and Peter K. Claus and Ni{\~n}a Socorro Cortina and J. C. Baret and Tobias J. Erb},
  pages={649 - 654}
Hybrid approach catches light Plant chloroplasts enclose two major photosynthetic processes: light reactions, which generate the energy carriers adenosine triphosphate and reduced nicotinamide dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), and dark reactions, which use these molecules to fix carbon dioxide and build biomass. Miller et al. appropriated natural components, thylakoid membranes from spinach, for the light reactions and showed that these could be coupled to a synthetic enzymatic cycle that fixes… 

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