Spatial Organization and Functional Roles of Acyl Lipids in Thylakoid Membranes

  • Paul-André Siegenthaler
  • André Rawyler
  • Christian Giroud


The structural and functional asymmetry of protein complexes in the plane of and across the thylakoid membrane of higher plants1 raises the question of whether a similar heterogeneity exists for acyl lipid distribution and if so, what should be its significance in terms of the overall structure and function of thylakoids. In spite of some recent progress concerning the spatial organization of acyl lipids, their role in photosynthetic functions is far from being elucidated.


Thylakoid Membrane Lipid Class Photochemical Activity Outer Leaflet Acyl Lipid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul-André Siegenthaler
    • 1
  • André Rawyler
    • 1
  • Christian Giroud
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie végétaleUniversité de NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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