Light regulation to chlorophyll synthesis and plastid development of the chlorophyll-less golden-leaf privet.

@article{Yuan2010LightRT,
  title={Light regulation to chlorophyll synthesis and plastid development of the chlorophyll-less golden-leaf privet.},
  author={Ming Yuan and Mo-Yun Xu and Shu Yuan and Yang-Er Chen and Jun-bo Du and Fei Xu and Zhong-wei Zhang and Zi-Chan Guo and Zhong-Yi Zhao and Honghui Lin},
  journal={Journal of integrative plant biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={809-16}
}
Ligustrum vicaryi L. is a hybrid of Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk. var. aureo-marginatum and Ligustrum vulgale L., and displays a chlorophyll-less phenotype. Therefore it is widely used as a horticultural shrub because of its golden-color leaves. Its putative mechanism, light responses, chlorophyll synthesis and plastid development were studied. L. vicaryi has a higher level of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), but lower levels of chlorophylls compared with L. quihoui. The yellowish phenotype of L… CONTINUE READING