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Interorganellar crosstalk: new perspectives on signaling from the chloroplast to the nucleus

Emma C Brown, Aravind Somanchi and Stephen P Mayfield*

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Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews1021-reviews1021.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-8-reviews1021

Published: 30 July 2001

Abstract

Chlorophyll precursors, photosynthetic electron transport, and sugars have all been shown to be involved in signaling from the chloroplast to the nucleus, suggesting the presence of multiple signaling pathways of coordination between these two cellular compartments.