Membrane Continuities Involving Chloroplasts and Other Organelles in Plant Cells

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Science  23 Nov 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4114, pp. 839-841
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4114.839


Plant cell membranes were examined in thin sections by electron microscopy. Numerous membrane continuities appeared between chloroplasts and other organelles of the fern Pteris vittata L., and occasionally in the leaves of the tomato Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. A number of these continuities had not been reported earlier or had been seen only infrequently.