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Arabidopsis cell suspension

Post by Cromatida » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:47 pm


Does anyone know if Arabidopsis cell suspensions do photosynthesis? They look a little green in the light, so chlorophyll is present. But are they photosynthetically active?

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:50 am

why wouldn't they be? if it is a suspension of cells of photosynthesizing cells, they should make their food. At least at first, because if photosynthesis goes on without any way of exporting the trioses produced, the equilibrium of sugars will shift in favor of starch producing, the chloroplasts will turn to amyloplasts, end o story.
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