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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 165, Issue 1–2, pp 85–89 | Cite as

Plastid transformation in greening scales of the onion bulb (Allium cepa, Alliaceae)

  • Zvonimir Devidé
  • Nikola Ljubešić
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Abstract

The greening of the upper part of the outerAllium cepa L. bulb scales, in particular along the vascular regions, is limited to the hypodermal cells in which typical leucoplasts are transformed to normal and functional chloroplasts. This process is light dependent and cannot afterwards be reversed or modified by darkness. The changes in fine structure are described and briefly discussed.

Key words

Angiosperms Alliaceae Allium cepa Leucoplast chloroplast plastids plastid metamorphosis (transformation) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zvonimir Devidé
    • 1
  • Nikola Ljubešić
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut “Rudjer Bošković”ZagrebYugoslavia

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