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Thu, 01 Jun 2017
Uncovering unknown functions of Ca2+-binding proteins in chloroplast development and signaling
Calcium is an important secondary messenger in animal and plant signalling and in plant cells chloroplasts are able to store large amounts of calcium. However, not much is known about the role of calcium in these organelles except for its role as stabilizer of the oxygen-evolving complex at photosystem II (PSII). Chloroplast contain a significant amount of calcium and the total and free Ca2+ concentrations can vary considerably, ... more »