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, we have developed a molecular probe, the Galvestin-1, able of controlling in an ultra-fine manner the activity of an enzyme in the plant
Arabidopsis thaliana. This enzyme, MGD1, is responsible for the synthesis of galactolipids, the main components of photosynthetic membranes. With this innovative method of "chemical genetics", we were able to identify the role of galactolipids in the development of the plant.
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