Bryant photosynthesis image1

Bryant photosynthesis image1

Model of the newly-identified clorophyll f enzyme that converts chlorophyll a into chlorophyll f. The green molecules near the bottom of the structure represent chlorophyll a molecules that would be modified in light to produce chlorophyll f.

Model of the newly-identified clorophyll f synthase enzyme that converts chlorophyll a into chlorophyll f. The model is based on the known structure of the Photosystem II reaction center -- a core unit of the machinery of photosynthesis to which the enzyme is related. The bright green molecules near the bottom of the structure represent chlorophyll a molecules that would be modified in light to produce chlorophyll f.

IMAGE: Bryant lab, Penn State University