The Chloroplast

Interactions with the Environment

  • Anna Stina Sandelius
  • Henrik Aronsson

Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. E. Kim, J. M. Archibald
    Pages 1-39
  3. N. Rolland, M. Ferro, D. Seigneurin-Berny, J. Garin, M. Block, J. Joyard
    Pages 41-88
  4. M. X. Andersson, P. Dörmann
    Pages 125-158
  5. L. Dietzel, S. Steiner, Y. Schröter, T. Pfannschmidt
    Pages 181-206
  6. J. Maple, A. Mateo, S. G. Møller
    Pages 207-233
  7. N. Suetsugu, M. Wada
    Pages 235-266
  8. F. Bouvier, A. S. Mialoundama, B. Camara
    Pages 267-292
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-299

About this book


Chloroplasts are vital for life as we know it. At the leaf cell level, it is common knowledge that a chloroplast interacts with its surroundings – but this knowledge is often limited to the benefits of oxygenic photosynthesis and that chloroplasts provide reduced carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. This book presents the intricate interplay between chloroplasts and their immediate and more distant environments. The topic is explored in chapters covering aspects of evolution, the chloroplast/cytoplasm barrier, transport, division, motility and bidirectional signalling. Taken together, the contributed chapters provide an exciting insight into the complexity of how chloroplast functions are related to cellular and plant-level functions. The recent rapid advances in the presented research areas, largely made possible by the development of molecular techniques and genetic screens of an increasing number of plant model systems, make this interaction a topical issue.


Protein Regulation Transport cell interactions chloroplast envelope membrane organelle interactions photosynthesis plastid

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Stina Sandelius
    • 1
  • Henrik Aronsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant and Environmental SciencesUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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