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Keyword - Chlorophyll biosynthesis (KW-0149)

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Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of chlorophylls. These photosynthetic pigments are magnesium-porphyrin complexes with a long hydrophobic terpenoid side chain (the alcohol phytol). Angiosperms have only a light-dependent pathway for chlorophyll biosynthesis, other oxygenic organisms seem to have both the light-dependent and the light-independent pathways. Non-oxygenic organisms, which make bacteriochlorophyll, only have a light-independent pathway.

Synonyms

  • Chlorophyll anabolism
  • Chlorophyll biosynthetic process
  • Chlorophyll formation
  • Chlorophyll synthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

chlorophyll biosynthetic process [ GO:0015995 ]

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Chlorophyll biosynthesisBiological process

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