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Chloroplasts emit signals that modulate nuclear gene expression, thereby ensuring the proper assembly of the photosynthetic apparatus. Recent studies have provided major new insights into one of these signalling mechanisms, and identified the chlorophyll precursor Mg-protoporphyrin IX as a key signalling molecule.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

15/04/2003

Volume

13

Pages

R314 - R316

Keywords

Chloroplasts, Gene Expression Regulation, Models, Biological, Protoporphyrins, Signal Transduction