Chloroplast biogenesis: mixing the prokaryotic and the eukaryotic?

Curr Biol. 1998 Mar 12;8(6):R215-7. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(98)70129-0.


Chloroplast biogenesis requires the translocation of proteins across the outer and inner envelopes. The membrane components of this transport machinery completely differ from those of other organelles, but recently homologues of some of the components have been detected in prokaryotes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Membrane / physiology
  • Chloroplasts / genetics
  • Chloroplasts / physiology*
  • Eukaryotic Cells / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Membrane Proteins / biosynthesis
  • Membrane Proteins / physiology*
  • Plants
  • Prokaryotic Cells / physiology*


  • Membrane Proteins