Stromules (stroma-filled tubules) are highly dynamic structures extending from the surface of all plastid types examined so far, including proplastids, chloroplasts, etioplasts, leucoplasts, amyloplasts, and chromoplasts. Stromules are usually 0.35-0.85 microm in diameter and of variable length, from short beak-like projections to linear or branched structures up to 220 mum long. They are enclosed by the inner and outer plastid envelope membranes and enable the transfer of molecules as large ...Expand abstract
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Stromules: a characteristic cell-specific feature of plastid morphology.
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