Double Mutation in Photosystem II Reaction Centers and Elevated CO2 Grant Thermotolerance to Mesophilic Cyanobacterium

@inproceedings{Dinamarca2011DoubleMI,
  title={Double Mutation in Photosystem II Reaction Centers and Elevated CO2 Grant Thermotolerance to Mesophilic Cyanobacterium},
  author={Jorge Dinamarca and Oksana Shlyk-Kerner and David Kaftan and Eran Goldberg and Alexander Dulebo and Manuel Gidekel and Ana Celia Izeta Guti{\'e}rrez and Avigdor Scherz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Photosynthetic biomass production rapidly declines in mesophilic cyanobacteria grown above their physiological temperatures largely due to the imbalance between degradation and repair of the D1 protein subunit of the heat susceptible Photosystem II reaction centers (PSIIRC). Here we show that simultaneous replacement of two conserved residues in the D1 protein of the mesophilic Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, by the analogue residues present in the thermophilic Thermosynechococcus elongatus… CONTINUE READING