Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 510–512 | Cite as

Quantitative comparison of chloroplast Ultrastructure in mesophyll cells of triazine resistant and triazine sensitiveAmaranthus retroflexus L. plants

  • J. Kutík
  • Eva Bergmannová
Brief communication


Ultrastructure of chloroplasts in leaf mesophyll cells of triazine resistant and triazine sensitiveAmaranthus retroflexus L. plants was evaluated stereologically. The most striking difference between both types of the chloroplasts was a small volume of starch inclusions in triazine resistant plants.


Atrazine Triazine Chloroplast Ultrastructure Spongy Parenchyma Triazine Herbicide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kutík
    • 1
  • Eva Bergmannová
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of ScienceCharles UniversityViničná 5Czechoslovakia
  2. 2.Department of Plant ProtectionResearch Institute for Plant ProductionDrnovská 507Czechoslovakia

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