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Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 281–288 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance studies of dynamic organisation of lipids in chloroplast membranes

  • R. C. Yashroy
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Abstract

Spinach chloroplast membranes and aqueous dispersions of their extracted lipids have been studied by spin label (stearic acid) electron spin resonance and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. Combined with electron microscope studies, first systematic evidence is found for the existence of a dynamic lipid-bilayer structure in the chloroplast membranes.

Keywords

Chloroplast membranes lipids nuclear magnetic resonance electron spin resonance 

Abbreviations used

MGDG

Monogalactosyl diacylglycerol

DGDG

digalactosyl diacylglycerol

ESR

electron spin resonance

13C-NMR

carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance

TMS

tetramethylsilane

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Yashroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DepartmentCarleton University and National Research CouncilOttawaCanada

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