Induced transfer of higher plant chloroplasts into fungal protoplasts

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Science  14 Nov 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4215, pp. 680
DOI: 10.1126/science.127380


Chloroplasts isolated from spinach leaves have been transferred in large numbers into protoplasts of Neurospora crassa with the help of polyethylene glycol. The chloroplasts show high photosynthetic activity--at least until the time of uptake--and the protoplasts continue to show active cytoplasmic streaming after chloroplast uptake.