Activation of galactolipid biosynthesis in development of pistils and pollen tubes.

Galactolipids such as monogalactosyldiacylglycerol and digalactosyldiacylglycerol are essential lipids for the proper functioning of photosynthetic membranes. However, the function of galactolipids in flowers is unknown. Previously, we reported that pistils have higher galactolipid-producing activity than leaves. The present study investigated galactolipid… CONTINUE READING