Fraction of cell volume occupied by the single chloroplast

Range ~50 %
Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Reference Engel, B. D., Schaffer, M., Kuhn Cuellar, L., Villa, E., Plitzko, J. M., and Baumeister, W. (2015). Native architecture of the Chlamydomonas chloroplast revealed by in situ cryo-electron tomography. Elife 4, 1–29. p.4 4th paragraphPubMed ID25584625
Primary Source Sager R, Palade GE. 1957. Structure and development of the chloroplast in Chlamydomonas. I. The normal green cell. The Journal of Biophysical and Biochemical Cytology 3: 463–488. doi: 10.1083/jcb.3.3.463. & Gaffal KP, Arnold CG, Friedrichs GJ, Gemple W. 1995. Morphodynamical changes of the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during the 1st round of division. Archiv für Protistenkunde 145: 10–23. doi: 10.1016/ S0003-9365(11)80297-6.PubMed ID13438931
Comments "Chlamydomonas cells are ~10 µm in diameter [BNID 107595], and about half of their volume is occupied by a single cup-shaped chloroplast (Figure 1A) (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
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