Chloroplast biology: Cost–benefit analysis

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Abstract

The impacts of the prokaryotic ancestry of chloroplasts extend to the occurrence of a bacterial ‘alarm’ hormone, or alarmone, in plants, which is triggered by nutrient deficiency or stress. A new study shows that chloroplast development itself is reduced by alarmone, with seemingly paradoxical consequences for plant growth.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15191
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalNature Plants
Volume1
Issue number2015
Early online date1 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2015

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