At1g17220: FUG1 (fu-gaeri1)

Encodes a chloroplast localized protein with similarity to translation initiation factor 2. Can complement loss of INFB in E.coli suggesting FUG1 does function as a translation initiation factor in vivo. Identified as a suppressor of the leaf variegation mutant var2-6. Suppression is only seen in hypomorphs as complete loss of function alleles are embryo lethal.