Influence of Iron Chlorosis on Pigment and Protein Metabolism in Leaves of Nicotiana tabacum L.

  title={Influence of Iron Chlorosis on Pigment and Protein Metabolism in Leaves of Nicotiana tabacum L.},
  author={A. S. Shetty and Gene W. Miller},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={41 3},
Experiments were conducted on Nicotiana tabacum, L. to study the relation in the grana among chlorophylls, carotenoids, and proteins. The effect of iron chlorosis on protein and pigment synthesis was studied at different stages of chlorosis using glycine-U-C(14). Pigments were separated by thin layer chromatography.Chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoid, and protein contents of chloroplasts from chlorotic tissue were less than those of normal tissues. A 25% decrease in protein labeling and a… 

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