Sigma factor 1 in chloroplast gene transcription and photosynthetic light acclimation

Macadlo, Lauren A.; Ibrahim, Iskander M.; Puthiyaveetil, Sujith ✉

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY 0022-0957 1460-2431 71 (3) pp. 1029-1038 2020
  • SJR Scopus - Physiology: D1
    Sigma factors are dissociable subunits of bacterial RNA polymerase that ensure efficient transcription initiation from gene promoters. Owing to their prokaryotic origin, chloroplasts possess a typical bacterial RNA polymerase together with its sigma factor subunit. The higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana contain as many as six sigma factors for the hundred or so of its chloroplast genes. The role of this relatively large number of transcription initiation factors for the miniature chloroplast genome, however, is not fully understood. Using two Arabidopsis T-DNA insertion mutants, we show that sigma factor 1 (SIG1) initiates transcription of a specific subset of chloroplast genes. We further show that the photosynthetic control of PSI reaction center gene transcription requires complementary regulation of the nuclear SIG1 gene at the transcriptional level. This SIG1 gene regulation is dependent on both a plastid redox signal and a light signal transduced by the phytochrome photoreceptor.
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    2021-05-08 12:41