The avoidance and aggregative movements of mesophyll chloroplasts in C(4) monocots in response to blue light and abscisic acid.

@article{Maai2011TheAA,
  title={The avoidance and aggregative movements of mesophyll chloroplasts in C(4) monocots in response to blue light and abscisic acid.},
  author={Eri Maai and Shouu Shimada and Masahiro Yamada and Tatsuo Sugiyama and Hiroshi Miyake and Mitsutaka Taniguchi},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 9},
  pages={3213-21}
}
In C(4) plants, mesophyll (M) chloroplasts are randomly distributed along the cell walls, whereas bundle sheath chloroplasts are located in either a centripetal or centrifugal position. It was reported previously that only M chloroplasts aggregatively redistribute to the bundle sheath side in response to extremely strong light or environmental stresses. The aggregative movement of M chloroplasts is also induced in a light-dependent fashion upon incubation with abscisic acid (ABA). The… CONTINUE READING