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Dark chilling imposes metabolite restrictions on photosynthesis in soybean

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Phlippus Van Heerden, Professor Christine Foyer

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Abstract

Dark chilling inhibited photosynthesis in two soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] cultivars (Fiskeby V and Maple Arrow). The inhibition of CO2 assimilation was characterized by a simultaneous decrease in stomatal conductance (Gs) and intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci) in Maple Arrow, whereas a similar decrease in Gs in Fiskeby V occurred without any change in Ci. Dark chilling had little effect on total ribulose-1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) activity, Rubisco protein content or Rubisco activation state in the subsequent light period. Chilling reduced the abundance of the nocturnal Rubisco inhibitor, 2-carboxyarabinitol 1-phosphate, only in Fiskeby V. The abundance of Rubisco small subunit transcripts was enhanced in both cultivars as a result of dark chilling. Dark chilling decreased the maximal extractable activities and activation states of stromal fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (FBPase) and NADP-malate dehydrogenase but had no effect on sucrose phosphate synthase or leaf sucrose and starch contents. It is concluded that dark chilling-induced limitations on CO2 assimilation are predominantly due to metabolic restrictions rather than to direct effects on electron transport reactions and that stromal FBPase is particularly susceptible to dark chilling.


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Author(s): Foyer CH; Van Heerden PDR; Kruger GHJ; Loveland JE; Parry M

Publication type: Article

Journal: Plant, Cell and Environment

Year: 2003

Volume: 26

Issue: 2

Pages: 323-337

ISSN (print): 0140-7791

ISSN (electronic): 1365-3040

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3040.2003.00966.x

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3040.2003.00966.x


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