What is it about?

Chloroplast relocation movement refer to the different positioning of chloroplasts in plant cells under various environment conditions. The chloroplast positionings are crucial in optimising the phototsynthesis for plant development, also avoiding photodamage for plant survival. Although this research field has been studied for over a century, there is still many unknown parts waiting to be eluicidated.

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Why is it important?

We introduce a liverwort Apopellia endiviifolia that have recently discovered its clear view of chloroplast positioning and simple phototropin signalling pathway. We believes the beneficial charateristics of A. endiviifolia could made it an useful model plant in future study related to the chloroplast movements.

Perspectives

This is the first article that discuss about the chloroplast relocation movement in Apopellia endiviifolia. The reported findings may not too exciting as some of the information have been reported before. However, I think the discovery of A. endiviifolia would help to overcome some obstacles facing in the chloroplast observation of other study plant. I hope this article would allow you to understand more about A. endiviifolia and utilise it in future study.

Lee Kien Yong
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Chloroplast relocation movement in the liverwort Apopellia endiviifolia, Physiologia Plantarum, June 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/ppl.13473.
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