Relation between ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase content and chloroplast number in naturally senescing primary leaves of wheat

Tadahiko Mae, Norio Kai, Amane Makino, Koji Ohira

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    Abstract

    The amounts of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase protein decreased rapidly with leaf age to a low content by the middle stage of senescence. In contrast, the decrease in chloroplast number was slight during the same period. This indicates that the enzyme can be degraded within the chloroplast before the chloroplasts disintegrate during senescence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-336
    Number of pages4
    JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
    Volume25
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1984 Mar 1

    Keywords

    • Chloroplast
    • Ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase
    • Senescence
    • Wheat

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Plant Science
    • Cell Biology

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