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The Esterification of Chlorophyllide a in Greening Bean Leaves

Authors
  • Schoch, Siegrid
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1978
Volume
33
Issue
9-10
Pages
712–714
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/znc-1978-9-1018
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The accumulation of esterfied chlorophyll a (Chl a) in etiolated bean leaves was determined during a dark period of 60 minutes after 1 minute irradiation with white light. The separation of the pigments esterified with geranylgeraniol (GG), dihydrogeranylgeraniol (DHGG), tetrahydrogeranylgeraniol (THGG) and phytol (P) was performed by HPLC. The last step for chlorophyll a biosynthesis is confirmed to be an esterification of chlorophyllide a to ChlGG followed by a stepwise hydrogenation of the pigment-bounded alcohols to ChlDHGG and ChlTHGG and finally to Chl a.

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