The Plant Organelles World

Because plants spread their roots in the ground, they tend to be thought of as static. However, the subcellular compartments in cells, organelles, change their functions and morphology dramatically. Since they cannot change locations, they sense changes in their environment and positively utilize them in their life cycle as important signals to survive in that environment. Plant organelles support such functions, and dramatically change their morphology, size, number etc. depending on the needs of different organs, tissues and developmental stages as well as different plant species. This flexibility of plant organelles, plasticity, is the basis of the strategy for environmental adaptation in plants. Therefore, because of this plasticity, there is no ‘typical’ representative organelle. On this website, you can view images of organelle dynamics that were obtained from plant research.

Move a cursor on each organelle to show a fluorescence image
微小繊維 (Actin) 微小繊維 (Actin) 微小繊維 (Actin) 微小繊維 (Actin) 微小管 微小管 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 小胞体 ゴルジ装置 (Golgi apparatus) ゴルジ装置 ゴルジ装置 ペルオキシソーム (Peroxisome) ペルオキソーム (Peroxisome) ペルオキシソーム (Peroxisome) ペルオキシソーム (Peroxisome) ペルオキシソーム (Peroxisome) 核 (Nuclelus) ミトコンドリア (Mitochondria) ミトコンドリア (Mitochondria) ミトコンドリア (Mitochondria) ミトコンドリア (Mitochondria) ミトコンドリア (Mitochondria) 葉緑体(Chloroplast) 葉緑体(Chloroplast) 葉緑体(Chloroplast) 液胞 微小管