Import of polypeptides into chloroplasts

A. Cashmore, L. Szabo, M. Timko, A. Kausch, G. Van Den Broeck, P. Schreier, H. Bohnert, L. Herrera-Estrella

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Abstract

The majority of the protein components of chloroplasts are synthesized outside the organelle and are subsequently imported. These imported polypeptides are produced as precursors containing an amino-terminal extension. Recent experiments have demonstrated that foreign polypeptides can be imported into chloroplasts when fused to these amino-terminal extensions. This ability provides exciting opportunities for improvement of economically important plants through genetic manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-808
Number of pages6
JournalBio/Technology
Volume3
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985

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    Cashmore, A., Szabo, L., Timko, M., Kausch, A., Van Den Broeck, G., Schreier, P., Bohnert, H., & Herrera-Estrella, L. (1985). Import of polypeptides into chloroplasts. Bio/Technology, 3(9), 803-808. https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt0985-803