FtsH11 protease is required for Arabidopsis thaliana to adapt to gtowth in continuous light
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Continuous light can increase greenhouse food production; however, some of the most important greenhouse horticulture crops are not able to adapt to long photoperiods. Here, we provide evidence that knock-out of the FtsH11 protease causes molecular differences that prevent Arabidopsis thaliana to adapt to prolonged photoperiods. Previously this protease had been shown to be critical for thermotolerance (Chen et al. 2006). We demonstrate that knock-out mutants deficient of FtsH11 develop chlorosis when shifted to continuous light. When grown under normal growth conditions and short days, ftsh11 displayed changes in protein amount of chloroplast proteins involved in the photosynthetic light reaction and the Calvin cycle as well as of the FtsH12 protease. The proteomic changes are accompanied by reduced non-photochemical quenching and faster state transition. A shift to continuous light further enhanced these effects and induced morphological changes of the chloroplast and chlorosis. No changes in the mitochondrial proteome were observed between wild type and ftsh11.
FtsH 11 protease, continuous light, Calvin cycle, NADP+, ROS, chlorosis.
Research subject Biochemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54614OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-54614DiVA: diva2:525884