Applications, Inferences and Conclusions

  • Theodor Butterfass
Part of the Cell Biology Monographs book series (CELLBIOL, volume 6)


Further investigations into the patterns of chloroplast numbers will provide insights into principles of differentiation in general (see also section A. I. 2.). The terminal patterns are being subdivided into prepatterns, and approaches are being developed to analyze them. The advantages of studying chloroplast number as a tool for investigating differentiation are that (i) it is less complex than many other parameters, (ii) it only requires counting under the microscope, which can be done easily, at least in principle, and (iii) approximate or even exact estimates per cell can be attained.


Sugar Beet Guard Cell Daughter Cell Meristematic Cell Diploid Plant 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodor Butterfass
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  1. 1.Fachbereich BiologieJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt a. M.Federal Republic of Germany

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