New Aspects of the Intermediates, Catalytic Components and the Regulation of the C5 -Pathway to Chlorophyll

  • D. Dörnemann
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 226)


Tetrapyrroles occur in all kinds of living cells as hemes, cytochromes, prosthetic groups of various enzymes and chlorophylls. Among tetrapyrrols chlorophylls represent the quantitatively biggest group. About 1.6 x 109 t of this compound are biosynthesized per year by plants, algae and cyanobacteria1).


Levulinic Acid Chlorophyll Biosynthesis Euglena Gracilis Scenedesmus Obliquus Anabaena Variabilis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Dörnemann
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  1. 1.FB Biologie/BotanikPhilipps-Universität Marburg LahnbergeMarburgGermany

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