Development of Photosynthetic Apparatus in Callus Cultures Derived from A C4 Plant Maize

  • Shikha Roy
  • Ashwani Kumar


There has been considerable speculation regarding connection between “Kranz” anatomy and the physiology of C4 type carbon assimilation(1). Plant tissue culture offers an opportunity to study the mechanism of photosynthesis at cellular level. Development of photosynthetic apparatus has been studied in several dicot callus cultures(2). However it has been relatively difficult to induce greening in callus cultures derived from monocot C4 plants (3). The present investigations were undertaken with an object to study the chloroplast development in the callus cultures, derived from a monocot C4 plant maize, in relation to “Kranz” anatomy and chloroplast dimorphism.


Callus Culture Bundle Sheath Chloroplast Development Bundle Sheath Cell Osmium Tetraoxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shikha Roy
    • 1
  • Ashwani Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia

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