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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