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Plants, algae and other photosynthetic organisms remove carbon dioxide from the air, incorporating it into starches in a process known as carbon fixation. In green algae, which contribute up to a third of global carbon fixation, this activity is greatly enhanced by an organelle called the pyrenoid. A new paper by Princeton researcher Martin Jonikas, assistant professor of molecular biology, and colleagues, which appeared online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on August 27, 2019, investigates a gene important for regulating pyrenoid shape and number, and enhances our understanding of this essential component of the global carbon cycle.
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