Number of genomes in plastid

Range 5-80 copies/plastid
Organism Green algae Chlamydomonas
Reference Staub JM, Maliga P. Long regions of homologous DNA are incorporated into the tobacco plastid genome by transformation. Plant Cell. 1992 Jan4(1):39-45.PubMed ID1356049
Comments Depending on species, tissue, developmental stage and environmental conditions, the ploidity level can easily reach more than 10,000 identical copies of the plastid genome per cell
Entered by Uri M
ID 102765