The common origins of the pigments of life—early steps of chlorophyll biosynthesis

  title={The common origins of the pigments of life—early steps of chlorophyll biosynthesis},
  author={Yael Julia Avissar and Patricia Ann Moberg},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
The complex pathway of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis can be dissected into five sections: the pathways that produce 5-aminolevulinate (the C-4 and the C-5 pathways), the steps that transform ALA to uroporphyrinogen III, which are ubiquitous in the biosynthesis of all tetrapyrroles, and the three branches producing specialized end products. These end products include corrins and siroheme, chlorophylls and hemes and linear tetrapyrroles. These branches have been subjects of recent reviews. This… CONTINUE READING
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