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Journal of Experimental Botany

Hui Min Olivia Oung
Roma Mukhopadhyay
Vaclav Svoboda
Dana Charuvi 
Ziv Reich
Helmut Kirchhoff  

A group of vascular plants called homoiochlorophyllous resurrection plants evolved unique capabilities to protect their photosynthetic machinery against desiccation-induced damage. This study examined whether the ontogenetic status of the resurrection plant Craterostigma pumilum has an impact on how the plant responds to dehydration at the thylakoid membrane level to prepare cells for the desiccated state. Thus, younger plants (<four months) were compared with their older (>six months) counterparts. Ultrastructural analysis provided evidence that younger plants suppressed senescence-like programs that are realized in older plants. During dehydration, older plants degrade specific subunits of the photosynthetic apparatus like the D1 subunit of photosystem II and subunits of the cytochrome b6f complex. The latter leads to a controlled downregulation of linear electron transport. In contrast, younger plants increased photoprotective high-energy quenching mechanisms and maintained a high capability to replace damaged D1 subunits. It follows that depending on the ontogenetic state, either more degradation-based or more photoprotective mechanisms are employed during dehydration of Craterostigma pumilum.

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Differential response of the photosynthetic machinery to dehydration in older and younger resurrection plants

Hui Min Olivia Oung
Roma Mukhopadhyay
Vaclav Svoboda
Dana Charuvi 
Ziv Reich
Helmut Kirchhoff  

Differential response of the photosynthetic machinery to dehydration in older and younger resurrection plants .

A group of vascular plants called homoiochlorophyllous resurrection plants evolved unique capabilities to protect their photosynthetic machinery against desiccation-induced damage. This study examined whether the ontogenetic status of the resurrection plant Craterostigma pumilum has an impact on how the plant responds to dehydration at the thylakoid membrane level to prepare cells for the desiccated state. Thus, younger plants (<four months) were compared with their older (>six months) counterparts. Ultrastructural analysis provided evidence that younger plants suppressed senescence-like programs that are realized in older plants. During dehydration, older plants degrade specific subunits of the photosynthetic apparatus like the D1 subunit of photosystem II and subunits of the cytochrome b6f complex. The latter leads to a controlled downregulation of linear electron transport. In contrast, younger plants increased photoprotective high-energy quenching mechanisms and maintained a high capability to replace damaged D1 subunits. It follows that depending on the ontogenetic state, either more degradation-based or more photoprotective mechanisms are employed during dehydration of Craterostigma pumilum.

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