Number of chloroplast genomes per cell, per organelle and fraction of total genome in several plants

Range Table - link
Organism Plants
Reference Bendich AJ. Why do chloroplasts and mitochondria contain so many copies of their genome? Bioessays. 1987 Jun6(6):279-82. p.279 table 1 link PubMed ID3619888
Primary Source 1) Lamppa G, . K. & Bendich A, . J. (1979). Changes in chloroplast DNA levels during development of pea (Pisum sativum). Plant Physiol. 64, 126-130, AND (2) Lawrence ME, Possingham JV. Microspectrofluorometric Measurement of Chloroplast DNA in Dividing and Expanding Leaf Cells of Spinacia oleracea. Plant Physiol. 1986 Jun81(2):708-10. AND (33) Cannon G, Heinhorst S, Weissbach A. Plastid DNA content in a cultured soybean line capable of photoautotrophic growth. Plant Physiol. 1986 Feb80(2):601-3. AND (34) Tymms MJ, Scott NS, Possingham JV. DNA Content of Beta vulgaris Chloroplasts during Leaf Cell Expansion. Plant Physiol. 1983 Apr71(4):785-8. AND (35) Scott N, . S., Tymmns, . J. & Poss- Ingham, J. V. (1984). Plastid-DNA levels in the different tissues of potato. Planta 161, 12-19 AND (36) Boffey SA, Leech RM. Chloroplast DNA levels and the control of chloroplast division in light-grown wheat leaves. Plant Physiol. 1982 Jun69(6):1387-91.PubMed ID16660899, 16664887, 16664669, 16662908, 16662409
Comments Highest copy numbers listed in table. Copy numbers are highly dependent on growth conditions and developmental stage. Primary sources are numbered as in table. All but (35, (for potato)) appear on PUBMED.
Entered by Uri M
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