Mechanisms to avoid photoinhibition in a desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune.

@article{Fukuda2008MechanismsTA,
  title={Mechanisms to avoid photoinhibition in a desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune.},
  author={Shin-ya Fukuda and Ruriko Yamakawa and Manabu Hirai and Yasuhiro Kashino and Hiroyuki Koike and Kazuhiko Satoh},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={488-92}
}
A desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune, shows unique responses to dehydration. These responses are: (i) loss of PSII activity in parallel with the loss of photosynthesis; (ii) loss of PSI activity; and (iii) dissipation of light energy absorbed by pigment-protein complexes. In this study, the deactivation of PSII is shown to be important in… CONTINUE READING