Li, Xiao-Ping; Gilmore, Adam; Niyogi, Krishna
Photosynthetic light harvesting in plants is regulated by a pH- and xanthophyll-dependent nonphotochemical quenching process (qE) that dissipates excess absorbed light energy and requires the psbS gene product. An Arabidopsis thaliana mutant, npq4-1, lacks qE because of a deletion of the psbS gene, yet it exhibits a semidominant phenotype. Here it is shown that the semidominance is due to a psbS gene dosage effect. Diploid Arabidopsis plants containing two psbS gene copies (wild-type), one psbS...[Show more]
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