1.Modulation of gene expression of carotene biosynthesis-related protein by photosynthetic electron transport for the acclimation of intertidal macroalga Ulva fasciata to hypersalinity and excess light.
Hsu YT1, Lee TM. Physiol Plant. 2012 Mar;144(3):225-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2011.01547.x. Epub 2012 Jan 6.
A gene (UfCBR) encoding carotene biosynthesis-related (CBR) protein that potentially functions for the dissipation of excessive energy has been cloned from the intertidal green macroalga Ulva fasciata Delile. Hypersalinity and high light ≥300 µmol m(-2) s(-1) increased both UfCBR mRNA level and non-photochemical quenching (NPQ). The increase of UfCBR mRNA level and NPQ by high light was inhibited by treatment of photosynthetic electron transport inhibitor, 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea or 2,5-dibromo-3-methyl-6-isopropyl-p-benzoquinone, but not by stigmatellin, an inhibitor that blocks electron transfer from quinol oxidase to iron-sulfur protein in cytochrome b(6) f complex. Treatment of dimethylthiourea, an H(2) O(2) scavenger, under 1200 µmol m(-2) s(-1) condition inhibited H(2) O(2) accumulation but did not affect UfCBR mRNA level, while treatment of H(2) O(2) in 150 µmol m(-2) s(-1) condition decreased UfCBR mRNA level.