Table 2. Size and Genome Copy Number for Individual Maize Plastids
Size (µm2)Genome Copy No.
Base of stalkpt16.7209
pt23.6113
pt37.1307
pt48.7251
Middle of stalkpt517.0331
pt613.1302
pt722.7334
pt820.9387
Top of stalkpt922.6727
pt1030.1652
pt1116.0160
pt1226.7650
Leaf 1 bladept1324.30
pt1414.010
pt1583.5241
pt1648.1218
  • The plastid size and copy number are given for some of the plastids shown in Supplemental Figure 3. The number of plastids measured, average copy numbers ± se, and ranges for the complete data set were: 55, 113 ± 9 (11 to 307) for base of stalk; 54, 252 ± 23 (42 to 766) for middle of stalk; 43, 241 ± 33 (0 to 1047) for top of stalk; and 52, 106 ± 13 (0 to 351) for the first leaf blade (Zheng et al., 2011).