Schematics (image) Tokyo Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption (up) Schematics of the artificial photosynthetic cell encapsulating artificial organelle consists of ATP synthase and bacteriorhodopsin. The artificial organelle synthesizes ATP by light illumination. The photosynthesized ATP was consumed for transcription, GTP synthesis, or translation. (below) Microscopy image of artificial cell photosynthesizing GFP by light. Bar: 10 μm. The membrane of the artificial cell labeled by fluorescent lipid (red). The histogram of fluorescent intensity of the selected artificial cell are shown as inset graph. Credit Nature Communications Usage Restrictions The image may only be used with appropriate caption or credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.