Adaptive reorganization of protein and lipid components in chloroplast membranes as associated with herbicide binding.

@article{Mattoo1984AdaptiveRO,
  title={Adaptive reorganization of protein and lipid components in chloroplast membranes as associated with herbicide binding.},
  author={Autar K Mattoo and Judith B. St.John and W. Wergin},
  journal={Journal of cellular biochemistry},
  year={1984},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={163-75}
}
Cultivation of Spirodela oligorrhiza ( Kurtz ) Hegelm on a sublethal dose of atrazine results in a higher linolenic to linoleic acid ratio in the thylakoid membrane lipids, less starch, more osmiophilic globules, and a reduced stroma lamellar system. Also, the grana become randomly oriented and contain more numerous and elongated lamellae. These alterations in the lipid composition and ultrastructure of the chloroplast resemble those previously observed in triazine-resistant weed biotypes and… CONTINUE READING