Chloroplast development and the synthesis of chlorophyll a and b and chlorophyll protein complexes I and II in the dark in Tradescantia albiflora (Kunth)

Heather Y. Adamson*, Roger G. Hiller, Maret Vesk

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Abstract

Continued synthesis of chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b occurs in Tradescantia albiflora Kunth on transfer to darkness. This synthesis continues for several days and may result in a doubling of chlorophyll content per leaf. It is accompanied by continued cell division and development of normal chloroplast ultrastructure, including stacked thylakoids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalPlanta
Volume150
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1980

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Keywords

  • chlorophyll synthesis
  • chloroplast development
  • Tradescantia

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