A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä
Phylogenetic viewpoints on regulation of light harvesting and electron transport in eukaryotic photosynthetic organisms

Julkaisun tekijät: Grouneva I, Gollan PJ, Kangasjarvi S, Suorsa M, Tikkanen M, Aro EM
Kustantaja: SPRINGER
Julkaisuvuosi: 2013
Journal: Planta
Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: PLANTA
Lehden akronyymi: PLANTA
Numero sarjassa: 2
Volyymi: 237
Julkaisunumero: 2
ISSN: 0032-0935

The comparative study of photosynthetic regulation in the thylakoid membrane of different phylogenetic groups can yield valuable insights into mechanisms, genetic requirements and redundancy of regulatory processes. This review offers a brief summary on the current understanding of light harvesting and photosynthetic electron transport regulation in different photosynthetic eukaryotes, with a special focus on the comparison between higher plants and unicellular algae of secondary endosymbiotic origin. The foundations of thylakoid structure, light harvesting, reversible protein phosphorylation and PSI-mediated cyclic electron transport are traced not only from green algae to vascular plants but also at the branching point between the "green" and the "red" lineage of photosynthetic organisms. This approach was particularly valuable in revealing processes that (1) are highly conserved between phylogenetic groups, (2) serve a common physiological role but nevertheless originate in divergent genetic backgrounds or (3) are missing in one phylogenetic branch despite their unequivocal importance in another, necessitating a search for alternative regulatory mechanisms and interactions.

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