Chloroplast tubules visualized in transplastomic plants expressing green fluorescent protein.


A fusion between the plastid psbA promoter and the green fluorescent protein gene (gfp) was introduced into the tobacco chloroplast genome by stable plastid transformation. GFP was synthesized actively and exclusively in the chloroplasts. Tubular projections filled with GFP but containing no chlorophyll were visualized for the first time in chloroplasts of… (More)