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Curr Biol. 2012 Sep 11;22(17):R690-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.07.028.

Organelle signaling: how stressed chloroplasts communicate with the nucleus.

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  • 1Plant Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.


Plastids are able to relay information to the nucleus to regulate stress responses. A new genetic screen has identified an isoprenoid intermediate that accumulates in stressed plastids and acts as a novel retrograde signal.

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