Mitochondria and Chloroplasts

  • Kathleen J. Newton
  • David B. Stern
  • Susan Gabay-Laughnan

This chapter will summarize what is currently known about mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes and their expression in maize. For maize mitochondria, most of the studies have concentrated on genome plasticity and its consequences. In contrast, relatively little variation in maize chloroplast genomes has been reported and most of the published work has focused on the control of chloroplast gene expression.


Mitochondrial Genome Cytoplasmic Male Sterility Chloroplast Genome Linear Plasmid Chloroplast Gene Expression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen J. Newton
    • 1
  • David B. Stern
    • 2
  • Susan Gabay-Laughnan
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Biological SciencesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Boyce Thompson InstituteIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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