Lifetimes of photosynthetic complexes in higher plants

Research report (imported) 2016 - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

Authors
Schöttler, Mark A.
Departments
Zentrale Infrastrukturgruppe Biophysik und Photosyntheseforschung der Abteilung Organellenbiologie, Biotechnologie und molekulare Ökophysiologie
DOI
Summary
Plants need to precisely adjust the capacity of photosynthetic electron transport to produce ATP and NADPH to their consumption by the Calvin cycle. Otherwise, an overcapacity of electron transport would lead to an increased production of reactive oxygen species and the destruction of the photosynthetic apparatus. To avoid this, the electron transport capacity is regulated by adjustments of the rate-limiting cytochrome b6f complex. We have analyzed the contribution of complex biogenesis versus degradation to this adjustment.

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