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Comparison of the electron transport properties of the psbo1 and psbo2 mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana
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2009 (English)In: BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOENERGETICS, ISSN 0005-2728, Vol. 1787, no 10, 1230-1237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Genome sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) revealed two psbO genes (At5g66570 and At3g50820) which encode two distinct PsbO isoforms: PsbO1 and PsbO2, respectively. To get insights into the function of the PsbO1 and PsbO2 isoforms in Arabidopsis we have performed systematic and comprehensive investigations of the whole photosynthetic electron transfer chain in the T-DNA insertion mutant lines, psbO1 and psbo2. The absence of the PsbO1 isoform and presence of only the PsbO2 isoform in the psbo1 mutant results in (i) malfunction of both the donor and acceptor sides of Photosystem (PS) 11 and (ii) high sensitivity of PSII centers to photodamage, thus implying the importance of the PsbO1 isoform for proper structure and function of PSII. The presence of only the PsbO2 isoform in the PSII centers has consequences not only to the function of PSII but also to the PSI/PSII ratio in thylakoids. These results in modification of the whole electron transfer chain with higher rate of cyclic electron transfer around PSI, faster induction of NPQ and a larger size of the PQ-pool compared to WT, being in line with apparently increased chlororespiration in the psbo1 mutant plants. The presence of only the PsbO1 isoform in the psbo2 mutant did not induce any significant differences in the performance of PSII under standard growth conditions as compared to WT. Nevertheless, under high light illumination, it seems that the presence of also the PsbO2 isoform becomes favourable for efficient repair of the PSII complex.

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2009. Vol. 1787, no 10, 1230-1237 p.
Keyword [en]
Arabidopsis thaliana, PsbO, Electron transport, Water oxidizing complex, Photosystem
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19810DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2009.05.013OAI: diva2:229217
Available from: 2009-08-11 Created: 2009-08-10 Last updated: 2009-08-11

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