Stromule formation is dependent upon plastid size, plastid differentiation status and the density of plastids within the cell.

@article{Waters2004StromuleFI,
  title={Stromule formation is dependent upon plastid size, plastid differentiation status and the density of plastids within the cell.},
  author={Mark T Waters and Rupert George Fray and Kevin Andrew Pyke},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={655-67}
}
Stromules are motile extensions of the plastid envelope membrane, whose roles are not fully understood. They are present on all plastid types but are more common and extensive on non-green plastids that are sparsely distributed within the cell. During tomato fruit ripening, chloroplasts in the mesocarp tissue differentiate into chromoplasts and undergo major shifts in morphology. In order to understand what factors regulate stromule formation, we analysed stromule biogenesis in tobacco… CONTINUE READING
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