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PLASTID TRANSITION

A CHLORAD way to turn red

The chloroplast-to-chromoplast transition, occurring when fruits such as tomato turn from green to red, is critical for plant development and is also important agronomically. Now we see a new route to alter the speed of this transition.

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Fig. 1: Manipulation of slSP1 expression can accelerate or retard the chloroplast-to-chromoplast transition in tomato fruit.

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Li, Hm. A CHLORAD way to turn red. Nat. Plants 7, 550–551 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00927-9

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