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A comparative study of chloroplast morphogenesis in seedlings of some conifers (Larix decidua, Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies)

Walles, Björn and Hudák , Ján (1975). A comparative study of chloroplast morphogenesis in seedlings of some conifers (Larix decidua, Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies). Technical Report. Stockholm: Predecessors to SLU > Royal School of Forestry, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Studia forestalia Suecica ; 127
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Seedlings of larch, pine and spruce were grown in darkness and some of them were later illuminated for 24 or 48 hours. Chloroplast differentiation in cotyledons of these seedlings was investigated by electron microscopy. In the larch the dark-formed chloroplasts have immature lamellar systems with minute grana formed by 2-3 thylakoids. In the pine the diameters of the grana are much larger but they are still formed by only 2-4 thylakoids. Corresponding spruce chloroplasts have advanced larnellar systems with large grana containing up to about 10 thylakoids. Chloroplasts of larch and pine have a few large prolamellar bodies with a more or less narrow spacing of their structural units, while spruce chloroplasts have many small prolamellar bodies with narrow or wide spacing or a combination of both. All three species have large starch grains in their chloroplasts. After 48 hours of illumination the conifer seedlings possess mature chloroplasts with many prominent grana. Prolamellar bodies are only found in a small fraction of the larch chloroplasts. Chloroplast starch grains are common in the spruce, but rare or absent in the other two species.

Authors/Creators:Walles, Björn and Hudák , Ján
Title:A comparative study of chloroplast morphogenesis in seedlings of some conifers (Larix decidua, Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies)
Series/Journal:Studia forestalia Suecica (0039-3150)
Year of publishing :1975
Number:127
Number of Pages:22
Place of Publication:Stockholm
Publisher:Skogshögskolan
ISBN for printed version:91-38-02563-9
ISSN:0039-3150
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Plant breeding
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Forestry
Keywords:chloroplast morphogenesis, seedlings, conifers, Pinus silvestris, Picea abies
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-9-72
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-9-72
ID Code:5648
Department:Predecessors to SLU > Royal School of Forestry
Deposited By: Skogsbiblioteket Umeå
Deposited On:07 Feb 2011 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:13 Nov 2015 14:07

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