Biogenesis of Thylakoid Membranes Correlation of Structure and Function

Authored by: Lucja Kowalewska , Agnieszka Mostowska

Handbook of Photosynthesis

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482230734
eBook ISBN: 9781482230758
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The development of photosynthesis was one of the most fundamental evolutionary processes that shaped recent living organisms. It is generally believed that the ability of oxygen photosynthesis was developed several billion years ago by ancestors of the present cyanobacteria and, later, by the endosymbiosis implemented in algae and higher plants [1,2]. Chloroplasts, which are endosymbionts of the latter, are highly specialized organelles that perform photosynthesis [3].

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