Campus Units

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

10-2014

Journal or Book Title

Plant Physiology

Volume

175

Issue

3

First Page

114

DOI

10.1104/pp.114.248294

Abstract

The limiting-CO2 inducible CO2 concentrating mechanism (CCM) of microalgae represents an effective strategy to capture CO2 when its availability is limited. At least two limiting-CO2 acclimation states, termed low CO2 and very-low CO2, have been demonstrated in the model microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and many questions still remain unanswered regarding both the regulation of these acclimation states and the molecular mechanism underlying operation of the CCM in these two states. This study examines the role of two proteins, LCIA (also named NAR1.2) and LCIB, in the CCM of C. reinhardtii. The identification of an LCIA-LCIB double mutant based on its inability to survive in very-low CO2 suggests that both LCIA and LCIB are critical for survival in very-low CO2. The contrasting impacts of individual mutations in LCIB and LCIA in comparison with the impacts of LCIB-LCIA double mutations on growth and Ci-dependent photosynthetic O2 evolution reveal distinct roles of LCIA and LCIB in the CCM. While both LCIA and LCIB are essential for very-low CO2 acclimation, LCIB appears to function in a CO2 uptake system, while LCIA appears to be associated with a HCO3- transport system. The contrasting and complementary roles of LCIA and LCIB in acclimation to low CO2 and very-low CO2 suggest a possible mechanism of differential regulation of the CCM based on the inhibition of HCO3- transporters by moderate to high levels of CO2.

Comments

This manuscript is published as Wang, Yingjun, and Martin H. Spalding. "Acclimation to very-low CO2: contribution of LCIB and LCIA to inorganic carbon uptake in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii." Plant physiology (2014): pp-114. 10.1104/pp.114.248294 . Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Plant Biologists

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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