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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.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R314 - R316


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