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Natural variation in phosphorylation of photosystem II proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana: is it caused by genetic variation in the STN kinases?

Författare och institution:
Padraic Flood (-); Lan Yin (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap); Andrei Herdean (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap); Jeremy Harbinson (-); Mark. G. Aarts (-); Cornelia Spetea (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap)
Publicerad i:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, 369 ( 1640 ) s. 20130499
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
Reversible phosphorylation of photosystem II (PSII) proteins is an important regulatory mechanism that can protect plants from changes in ambient light intensity and quality. We hypothesized that there is natural variation in this process in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), and that this results from genetic variation in the STN7 and STN8 kinase genes. To test this, Arabidopsis accessions of diverse geographical origins were exposed to two light regimes, and the levels of phospho-D1 and phospho-light harvesting complex II (LHCII) proteins were quantified by western blotting with anti-phosphothreonine antibodies. Accessions were classified as having high, moderate or low phosphorylation relative to Col-0. This variation could not be explained by the abundance of the substrates in thylakoid membranes. In genotypes with atrazine-resistant forms of the D1 protein, low D1 and LHCII protein phosphorylation was observed, which may be due to low PSII efficiency, resulting in reduced activation of the STN kinases. In the remaining genotypes, phospho-D1 levels correlated with STN8 protein abundance in high-light conditions. In growth light, D1 and LHCII phosphorylation correlated with longitude and in the case of LHCII phosphorylation also with temperature variability. This suggests a possible role of natural variation in PSII protein phosphorylation in the adaptation of Arabidopsis to diverse environments.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Biologiska vetenskaper
Arabidopsis thaliana, STN kinase, natural variation, phosphorylation, photosystem II, temperature seasonality
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2014-04-04 13:47
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2014-04-11 13:27

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