Chloroplast biogenesis at cold-hardening temperatures. Kinetics of trans-Δ3-hexadecenoic acid accumulation and the assembly of LHCII

Etiolated seedlings developed at cold-hardening temperatures (5°C) exhibited etioplasts with considerable vesiculation of internal membranes compared to etioplasts developed at 20°C regardless of the osmotic concentration employed during sample preparation. This vesiculation disappeared during exposure to continuous light at 5°C. This transformation of 5°C… CONTINUE READING