Princeton scientists discover a motif that guides assembly of the algal pyrenoid

IMAGE: Princeton researchers led by Moritz Meyer and Martin Jonikas have discovered that the algal pyrenoid, which concentrates carbon dioxide for the enzyme Rubisco, self-assembles through interactions between Rubisco and other… view more  Credit: Image by Meyer et al. The next time you visit a lake or the seashore, take a deep breath. As you exhale, […]

Princeton scientists solve the mystery behind an enigmatic organelle, the pyrenoid

IMAGE: The waterborne algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. view more  Credit: Image by He et al Carbon is one of the main building blocks for life on Earth. It’s abundant in our planet’s atmosphere, where it’s found in the form of carbon dioxide. Carbon makes its way into Earthlings’ bodies mainly through the process of photosynthesis, which incorporates […]