PS II Inhibitor Binding, QB-Mediated Electron Flow and Rapid Degradation are Separable Properties of the D1 Reaction Centre Protein

  • Marcel A. K. Jansen
  • Alexandra R. J. Driesenaar
  • Hadar Kless
  • Shmuel Malkin
  • Autar K. Mattoo
  • Marvin Edelman
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 226)


The D1 protein of the photosystem II reaction centre rapidly turns over in the light. A quantitative comparison of Dl degradation in Spirodela oligorrhiza in red and far red light shows that in the absence of PS II activity there is still a high rate of D1 degradation. By using several PS II herbicides, we demonstrate that also in visible light PS II electron flow to the plastoquinone pool cannot be directly correlated to Dl degradation. We conclude that PS II inhibitor binding, QB-mediated electron flow to the PQ-pool and light-driven degradation of the D1 reaction centre protein can be discriminated as separate properties.


Electron Flow Plastoquinone Pool Linear Electron Flow Photosynthetic Electron Flow Quinone Electron Acceptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel A. K. Jansen
    • 1
  • Alexandra R. J. Driesenaar
    • 2
  • Hadar Kless
    • 1
  • Shmuel Malkin
    • 2
  • Autar K. Mattoo
    • 3
  • Marvin Edelman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant GeneticsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovoIsrael
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.Plant Molecular Biology LaboratoryUSDA/ARSBeltsvilleUSA

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