Diversity and plasticity of plastids in land plants

K. Solymosi, Johanna Lethin, Henrik Aronsson

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Plastids represent a largely diverse group of organelles in plant and algal cells that have several common features but also a broad spectrum of differences in respect of how they look (color, size, and ultrastructure), and what their specific function and molecular composition is. Plastids and their structural and metabolic diversity significantly contribute to the functionality and developmental flexibility of the plant body throughout its lifetime. In addition, to the multiple roles of given plastid types, this diversity is accomplished in some cases by interconversions between different plastids as a consequence of developmental and environmental signals that regulate plastid differentiation and specialization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Chloroplast
  • Chromoplast
  • Etioplast
  • Leucoplast
  • Proplastid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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    Solymosi, K., Lethin, J., & Aronsson, H. (2018). Diversity and plasticity of plastids in land plants. In Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 55-72). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1829). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8654-5_4