Transfer of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells grown photoautotrophically in low light to higher light intensities has a dramatic transient effect on the differential expression of the two major chloroplast encoded photosynthetic proteins. Synthesis of the D1 protein of Photosystem II increases more than 10-fold during the first six hours in high light (HL), whereas synthesis of the large subunit (LSU) of Rubisco drops dramatically within 15 min and only gradually resumes at about 6 h. Synthesis of the chloroplast-encoded ATP synthaseβ subunit, the nuclear-encoded Rubisco small subunit and the nuclear-encoded β-tubulin is not noticeably affected. Up regulation of psbA mRNA translation accounts for a substantial fraction of the increased D1 synthesis, since accumulation of psbA mRNA increases 4.2- and 6.3-fold less than D1 synthesis at 6 and 18 h in HL. Down-regulation of LSU synthesis is not correlated with a reduction in the steady-state level of the rbcL transcript. Primer extension mapping of the 5' ends of the rbcL mRNAs reveals transcripts with start points located at -93 and -186 relative to the first translated ATG. Transfer of low light (LL)-grown cells to HL temporarily decreases the ratio of the -93 to -186 transcripts, but this ratio normalizes after 6 h in HL, coincident with the recovery in the synthesis of LSU. These several distinct effects of temporary light stress were correlated with a rapid, sustained increase in the reduction state of QA, a transient decline in photosynthetic efficiency, a less rapid drop in total chlorophyll content and a delay in cell division.
Plant Molecular Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 14, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera