Number of chloroplasts

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Value 1 Chloroplast/cell
Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Reference Coleman AW. The fate of chloroplast DNA during cell fusion, zygote maturation and zygote germination in Chlamydomonas reinhardi as revealed by DAPI staining. Exp Cell Res. 1984 Jun152(2):528-40. p.528 abstract, 2nd paragraph and introduction, 2nd paragraphPubMed ID6539223
Comments Chloroplast DNA in Chlamydomonas, both in vegetative cells and in zygotes, occurs as aggregates (‘nucleoids’) of variable shape and size, sometimes up to 2.5µm in their longest dimension, scattered between the thylakoids of the single large cup-shaped plastid (article refs 1-4)
Entered by Uri M
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