After producing sufficient and active form for one of the three P-type ATPases of the membrane wicha llows for copper transport in the chloroplast, researchers at the Plant Cell & Physiology laboratory and at the Chemistry and Biology of Metals laboratory performed the first biochemical characterization of this ATPase. This study was made possible by the bacterium
Lactobacillus lactis and will provide key informations about the relative roles of P-type ATPases in metal homeostasis of the chloroplast.
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