Special Issue "Chloroplast Development and Function"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 26854
Interests: plant; chloroplast; thylakoid; photosynthesis; membrane lipids; chlorophyll
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Chloroplasts, the photosynthetic organelles in plant and algal cells, are the prototypical members of the plastids. Reflecting their endosymbiotic origin from a cyanobacterial ancestor, plastids retain their own genome, carrying ~120–135 genes, which include genes encoding core photosynthetic proteins and those for genetic machinery. Most of the proteins functioning in chloroplasts are encoded in the nucleus and are transported to chloroplasts after translation in the cytosol. Therefore, coordinated regulation of nuclear genes and plastid genes is essential for the development and function of chloroplasts. Photosynthetic activity in chloroplasts determines the productivity of plants, but with a potential risk of photooxidative damage to photosynthetic cells, so the functionality of chloroplasts is strictly regulated according to growth conditions and developmental stages. Moreover, chloroplasts are involved in diverse metabolic activities such as the biosynthesis of amino acids, lipids, tetrapyrroles, and hormones, and thus studies of chloroplast development and function include a broad spectrum of cellular and organellar processes.
This Special Issue seeks research and review articles with a focus on chloroplast development and function in plants and algae, but also will cover a wide range of topics related to molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, and the genetics of chloroplasts.
Dr. Koichi Kobayashi
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- Thylakoid membrane.