Calculations of the number of starch granules per chloroplast

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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.908 table IIPubMed 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 "...Method 2 involves preparation of intact chloroplasts from a leaf sample, measurement of the starch content of a known number of chloroplasts, then estimation of the average volume of starch granules in preparations of starch from replicate leaf samples."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109010