Though the cause isn’t clear, the chloroplasts may be reacting to carbon dioxide or light levels.
Although leaf wilt occurred in both water stress and FOC infection, the physiological responses were different, especially in leaf spatial distribution.
Even plants find it healthy to eat their greens.
Why can you find colourful plants, where they’re hardest to see? Iridoplasts, an overlooked plastid, improve photosynthesis and look great while doing it.
Jean-Marc Brillouet et al. have identified a new organelle in plant cells: the ‘tannosome’ is involved in the formation of condensed tannins.
A study shows cold-induced organelle relocation in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha, not only of chloroplasts, but nuclei and peroxisomes, too.