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Studying retrograde signaling in plants

  • Martyna Broda
  • Olivier Van Aken
Publishing year: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 73-85
Publication/Series: Methods in Molecular Biology
Volume: 1743
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Humana Press

Abstract english

Cellular homeostasis requires precise communication between various types of organelles. In particular, the communication between nucleus and semiautonomous organelles, mitochondria and chloroplasts, has received widespread attention. Communication from nucleus to other organelles is known as anterograde signaling, whereas communication from mitochondria or chloroplasts to the nucleus is known as retrograde signaling. Here we discuss methods used to study retrograde signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana. These methods may also be modified to study retrograde signaling in other plant species.


  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Antimycin A
  • Chloroplasts
  • Methylviologen
  • Mitochondria
  • Plants
  • Retrograde signaling


  • ISSN: 1064-3745
Olivier van Aken
E-mail: olivier [dot] van_aken [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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