Structure of the chloroplast ribosome with chl-RRF and hibernation-promoting factor.

Perez Boerema A, Aibara S, Paul B, Tobiasson V, Kimanius D, Forsberg BO, Wallden K, Lindahl E, Amunts A

Nat Plants 4 (4) 212-217 [2018-04-00; online 2018-04-02]

Oxygenic photosynthesis produces oxygen and builds a variety of organic compounds, changing the chemistry of the air, the sea and fuelling the food chain on our planet. The photochemical reactions underpinning this process in plants take place in the chloroplast. Chloroplasts evolved ~1.2 billion years ago from an engulfed primordial diazotrophic cyanobacterium, and chlororibosomes are responsible for synthesis of the core proteins driving photochemical reactions. Chlororibosomal activity is spatiotemporally coupled to the synthesis and incorporation of functionally essential co-factors, implying the presence of chloroplast-specific regulatory mechanisms and structural adaptation of the chlororibosome

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PubMed 29610536

DOI 10.1038/s41477-018-0129-6

Crossref 10.1038/s41477-018-0129-6