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Algal Chloroplasts

  1. Saul Purton

Published Online: 25 JUL 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000316



How to Cite

Purton, S. 2001. Algal Chloroplasts. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JUL 2001


A great diversity of chloroplasts is found amongst the various algal groups. This diversity is the result of an intriguing evolutionary process that involved the acquisition of chloroplasts by different eukaryotic organisms.


  • algae;
  • chloroplast;
  • plastid;
  • protein targeting;
  • organelle genome