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The emergence of oxygenic photosynthesis alone does not account for the massive increase in O2 in the atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago. Researchers at our laboratory hypothesize that membrane lipids may have played a role in this major phenomenon. This theory proposes a plausible answer to the emergence of thylakoids and the great oxygenation event.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.