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May 27, 2014

CAPP: An algea pyrenoid appears blue and its chloroplast, a photosynthesizing unit, appears green.

The CAPP project aims to transfer key photosynthetic components from algae to plants in order to enhance crop productivity. In this false-color electron microscopy image, the pyrenoid of a green algea is highlighted in blue, and the chloroplast, an organelle that carries out photosynthesis, is highlighted in green.

Credit: Moritz Meyer and Howard Griffiths

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