At5g17790: VAR3 (VARIEGATED 3)

Encodes a 85.9 kDa protein containing novel repeats and zinc fingers described as protein interaction domains. VAR3 is a part of a protein complex required for normal chloroplast and palisade cell development. Mutants display a variegated phenotype due to somatic areas lacking or containing developmentally retarded chloroplasts and greatly reduced numbers of palisade cells.