Chloroplasts of salt-grown Arabidopsis seedlings are impaired in structure, genome copy number and transcript levels Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract The chloroplast is the most prominent and metabolically active plastid in photosynthetic plants. Chloroplasts differentiate from proplastids in the plant meristem. Plant plastids contain multiple copies of a small circular genome. The numbers of chloroplasts per mesophyll cell and of plastid genome copies are affected by developmental stage and environmental signals. We compared chloroplast structure, gene expression and genome copy number in Arabidopsis seedlings germinated and grown under optimal conditions to …

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  • December 5, 2013