Photosynthetic Thermotolerance is Quantitatively and Positively Correlated with Production of Specific Heat-shock Proteins Among Nine Genotypes of Lycopersicon (Tomato)

@article{Preczewski2004PhotosyntheticTI,
  title={Photosynthetic Thermotolerance is Quantitatively and Positively Correlated with Production of Specific Heat-shock Proteins Among Nine Genotypes of Lycopersicon (Tomato)},
  author={P. J. Preczewski and Scott A. Heckathorn and Craig A. Downs and James W S Coleman},
  journal={Photosynthetica},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={127-134}
}
We recently showed that the chloroplast small heat-shock protein (herein referred to as chlp Hsp24) protects photosystem 2 (PS2) during heat stress, and phenotypic variation in production of chlp Hsp24 is positively related to PS2 thermotolerance. However, the importance of chlp Hsp24 or other Hsps to other aspects of photosynthesis and overall photosynthetic thermotolerance is unknown. To begin investigating this and the importance of genetic variation in Hsp production to photosynthetic… CONTINUE READING