Increase in number of genomes per plastid from 3 to 7 days-old plants

Range ~40 on day 3: 600 on day 7 Genomes/plastid
Organism Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana
Reference Fujie M, Kuroiwa H, Kawano S, Mutoh S, Kuroiwa T: Behavior of organelles and their nucleoids in the shoot apical meristem during leaf development in Arabidopsis thaliana L. Planta 1994, 194: 395-405. p.400 fig.4
Method To determine how the DNA in individual organelles was amplified and distributed with development, the amounts of DNA within individual mitochondria and plastids in the developing first foliage leaves were measured directly using VIMPCS (video-intensified microscope photon counting system)
Entered by Uri M
ID 107103