Photochemical activities of two photosystems in Bratonia orchid protocorms cryopreserved by vitrification method

Photochemical activities of two photosystems in Bratonia orchid protocorms cryopreserved by... Functional activities of two photosystems in orchid-specific embryos (protocorms) of a tropical hybrid orchid Bratonia were investigated before and after their cryopreservation by vitrification method. The kinetics of light-induced absorbance changes at 830 nm was analyzed as indicator of P700 redox conversions; changes in the variable chlorophyll fluorescence served to indicate the oxidation-reduction changes of the primary acceptor QA. Untreated protocorms exhibited low photochemical activity of photosystem II (PSII). In freeze-treated Bratonia protocorms, examined immediately after thawing, photosynthetic electron transport was strongly inhibited. Nevertheless, the cells retained activities of noncyclic electron flow and of alternative electron transport pathways related solely to PSI. However, Bratonia protocorms subjected to deep-freezing lost the capability of P700 photooxidation during the first day of reculturing. Deep freezing of protocorms had virtually no effect on the kinetics of dark relaxation of chlorophyll variable fluorescence, when measurements were made immediately after thawing. Unlike chlorophyll fluorescence, the kinetics of dark reduction of P700+ in protocorms exposed to freezing-thawing was substantially modified compared to untreated protocorms. Two exponential components with half-decay times of 27 and 310 ms were distinguished in the kinetics of P700+ reduction in treated samples, whereas the absorbance relaxation attributed to P700+ reduction in untreated samples followed an exponential decay with a half-decay time of 24 ms. Despite the appearance of additional slow component in the kinetics of P700+ reduction, the dark relaxation of variable fluorescence remained unaltered after deep freezing of protocorms. This observation indicates that the freezing-thawing procedure caused partial disorders in linear electron transport between PSII and PSI. Apparently, the functional interactions among carriers in the electron-transport chain were disturbed between the plastoquinone pool and the PSI reaction center. It is concluded that the vitrification method applied to protocorm cryopreservation did not cause their immediate death, but the protocorms died later, on the first day after reculturing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Photochemical activities of two photosystems in Bratonia orchid protocorms cryopreserved by vitrification method

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Publisher
Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences; Plant Physiology
ISSN
1021-4437
eISSN
1608-3407
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1021443706060100
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