Of chromoplasts and chaperones

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Chromoplasts are carotenoid-accumulating plastids found in many fruits and flowers. In a new paper, Li and colleagues show that the Or gene of cauliflower induces differentiation of β-carotene-containing chromoplasts in the (normally non-pigmented) curd tissue. This is the first time that a gene product controlling chromoplast differentiation is described. Or encodes an evolutionarily conserved DnaJ cysteine-rich domain-containing protein that can be used for metabolic engineering in crop plants, such as potato. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529 - 531
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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