Number of chloroplasts per mesophyll cell

Range 80 to 120 Chloroplasts/cell
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Crumpton-Taylor M, Grandison S, Png KM, Bushby AJ, Smith AM. Control of starch granule numbers in Arabidopsis chloroplasts. Plant Physiol. 2012 Feb158(2):905-16. doi: 10.1104/pp.111.186957. p.909 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID22135430
Method "Most observations and measurements of starch granules in leaves have been made on a transmission electron microscope (TEM) or light microscope images of sections through mesophyll cells." And flow cytometry
Comments "Whereas wild-type plants have 80 to 120 chloroplasts per mesophyll cell, the accumulation and regulation of chloroplast (arc) mutants used in this study have between one and about 30 chloroplasts per mesophyll cell (Table III)."
Entered by Uri M
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