Hana Popelková

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Changes in the chloroplast ultra-structure and photochemical function were studied in detached barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Akcent) leaf segments senescing in darkness or in continuous white light of moderate intensity (90 mumol m-2 s-1) for 5 days. A rate of senescence-induced chlorophyll degradation was similar in the dark- and light-senescing segments.(More)
Transgenic tobacco plants overexpressing single Arabidopsis thaliana cytokinin dehydrogenase (CKX, EC 1.5.99.12) genes AtCKX1, AtCKX2, AtCKX3, AtCKX4, AtCKX5, AtCKX6, and AtCKX7 under the control of a constitutive 35S promoter were tested for CKX-enzymatic activity with varying pH, electron acceptors, and substrates. This comparative analysis showed that(More)
Cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase (CKO) is a flavoenzyme, which irreversibly degrades the plant hormones cytokinins and thereby participates in their homeostasis. Several synthetic cytokinins including urea derivatives are known CKO inhibitors but structural data explaining enzyme-inhibitor interactions are lacking. Thus, an inhibitory study with numerous(More)
CKX (cytokinin dehydrogenase) is a flavoprotein that cleaves cytokinins to adenine and the corresponding side-chain aldehyde using a quinone-type electron acceptor. In the present study, reactions of maize (Zea mays) CKX with five different substrates (N6-isopentenyladenine, trans-zeatin, kinetin, p-topolin and N-methyl-isopentenyladenine) were studied. By(More)
The origin of heat-induced chlorophyll fluorescence rise that appears at about 55-60 degrees C during linear heating of leaves, chloroplasts or thylakoids (especially with a reduced content of grana thylakoids) was studied. This fluorescence rise was earlier attributed to photosystem I (PSI) emission. Our data show that the fluorescence rise originates from(More)
The origin of heat-induced chlorophyll fluorescence rise that appears at about 55–608C during linear heating of leaves, chloroplasts or thylakoids (especially with a reduced content of grana thylakoids) was studied. This fluorescence rise was earlier attributed to photosystem I (PSI) emission. Our data show that the fluorescence rise originates from(More)
Electrophoregrams with bands of green chlorophyll-containing protein complexes separated by native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) are usually photographed in white light or scanned by a narrow beam of monochromatic light using densitometers. Present CCD cameras allow taking densitograms of a whole gel surface with many samples. However,(More)
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