Chromoplasts of Palisota barteri, and the molecular structure of chromoplast tubules

@article{Knoth1986ChromoplastsOP,
  title={Chromoplasts of Palisota barteri, and the molecular structure of chromoplast tubules},
  author={Rolf Knoth and Paul Hansmann and Peter Sitte},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1986},
  volume={168},
  pages={167-174}
}
Ripe, deep-red fruits of Palisota barteri contain tubulous chromoplasts which develop from unpigmented leucoplasts. These plastids contain, besides large spherical inclusion bodies, numerous osmiophilic globules which, in the course of ripening, frequently show transition states to tubular structures. The tubules contain, in all stages of their development, acylated β-citraurin, which is also the main pigment of Citrus fruits. The tubular structures have been isolated, fragmented by French… CONTINUE READING

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