Chloroplast EF-Tu is Coded in Spinach Chloroplast DNA

  • Orio Ciferri
  • Orsola Tiboni
  • Giuseppe Di Pasquale
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 63)


Chloroplasts contain elongation factors for protein synthesis different from the corresponding factors involved in cytoplasmic and mitochondrial protein synthesis1. Previously, we have demonstrated that chloroplast elongation factor G is synthesized in the organelle in Chlorella vulgaris 2 and that this factor, as well as elongation factor Tu (EF-Tuchl), are synthesized in spinach chloroplasts3. In addition, preliminary results were presented suggesting that the two elongation factors are coded in spinach chloroplast DNA4. We present now a more rigorous evidence that EF-Tuchl is coded in the organellar DNA.


Elongation Factor Spinach Chloroplast Euglena Gracilis Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis Rigorous Evidence 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orio Ciferri
    • 1
  • Orsola Tiboni
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Di Pasquale
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Microbiology and Plant PhysiologyUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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