A role for lipid trafficking in chloroplast biogenesis.

  title={A role for lipid trafficking in chloroplast biogenesis.},
  author={Christoph Benning},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  volume={47 5},
Chloroplasts are the defining plant organelle carrying out photosynthesis. Photosynthetic complexes are embedded into the thylakoid membrane which forms an intricate system of membrane lamellae and cisternae. The chloroplast boundary consists of two envelope membranes controlling the exchange of metabolites between the plastid and the extraplastidic compartments of the cell. The plastid internal matrix (stroma) is the primary location for fatty acid biosynthesis in plants. Fatty acids can be… CONTINUE READING