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Characterization of the snowy cotyledon 1 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana: the impact of chloroplast elongation factor G on chloroplast development and plant vitality

Albrecht, Veronica; Ingenfeld, Anke; Apel, Klaus


During seedling development chloroplast formation marks the transition from heterotrophic to autotrophic growth. The development and activity of chloroplasts may differ in cotyledons that initially serve as a storage organ and true leaves whose primary function is photosynthesis. A genetic screen was used for the identification of genes that affect selectively chloroplast function in cotyledons of Arabidopsis thaliana. Several mutants exhibiting pale cotyledons and green true leaves were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Molecular Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s11103-005-4921-0


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