publication . Other literature type . Article . 2001

Ultrastructural study of chromoplast components rich in glycolipids

Wrischer, Mercedes; Prebeg, Tatjana; Magnus, Volker; Ljubešić, Nikola;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001 Journal: Acta Botanica Croatica, volume 60, issue 2 (issn: 0365-0588, eissn: 1847-8476, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
A cytochemical method for the ultrastructural localization of glycolipids, performed on thin sections, was used in the study of tubular chromoplasts. The method gave clear pictures of structures that contained glycolipids, while other chemical constituents were not stained. The method was tested on two flowers (Impatiens noli-tangere L. and Thunbergia alata Boj. ex Sims.) containing different types of tubular chromoplasts. The ultrastructure and mode of development of the two types of tubules are discussed and compared with the results obtained by standard staining methods.
free text keywords: Impatiens noli-tangere,; Thunbergia alata; chromoplast tubule; ultrastructure; glycolipid staining
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