Non-vesicular and vesicular lipid trafficking involving plastids.

  title={Non-vesicular and vesicular lipid trafficking involving plastids.},
  author={Christoph Benning and Changcheng Xu and Koichiro Awai},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={9 3},
In plants, newly synthesized fatty acids are either directly incorporated into glycerolipids in the plastid or exported and assembled into lipids at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). ER-derived glycerolipids serve as building blocks for extraplastidic membranes. Alternatively, they can return to the plastid where their diacylglycerol backbone is incorporated into the glycerolipids of the photosynthetic membranes, the thylakoids. Thylakoid lipids are assembled at the plastid envelope membranes and… CONTINUE READING


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