Protein crystalloids in ribosome-deficient plastids of Aeonium domesticum cv. variegatum (Crassulaceae)

@article{Knoth1982ProteinCI,
  title={Protein crystalloids in ribosome-deficient plastids of Aeonium domesticum cv. variegatum (Crassulaceae)},
  author={Rolf Knoth},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1982},
  volume={156},
  pages={528-535}
}
Protein crystalloids are typical constituents of Aeonium domesticum plastids. They are composed of hexagonally arranged tube-like elements situated in the stroma without a bordering membrane. The single tubule has an external diameter of about 20 nm and an internal one of about 10 nm. The green-white-green mesochimera Ae. domesticum cv. variegatum contains normal chloroplasts in the green tissue and colourless plastids in the pale tissue. The defective plastids have a double-layered envelope… CONTINUE READING