Thylakoid Ndh Complex

Authored by: Bartolomé Sabater , Mercedes Martín

Handbook of Photosynthesis

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482230734
eBook ISBN: 9781482230758
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The plastid DNA of most of higher plants contains 11 Ndh genes homologous to those encoding polypeptides of mitochondrial complex I (NADH dehydrogenase, EC (Ohyama et al. 1986; Shinozaki et al. 1986; Maier et al. 1995). Soon after their discovery, it was found that the Ndh genes are transcribed (Kanno and Hirai 1993; Martinez et al. 1997) and their encoded polypeptides (NDH) were immunoidentified in chloroplasts (Berger et al. 1993; Martin et al. 1996). The thy-lakoid Ndh complex containing the polypeptide products of plastid Ndh genes was first purified from peas (Burrows et al. 1998) and later from barley (Casano et al. 2000). Subsequently, a number of NDH polypeptides have been identified by pro-teomics in chloroplastic Ndh complex preparations (Darie et al. 2005; Rumeau et al. 2005; Shimizu et al. 2008; Sirpiö et al. 2009; Suorsa et al. 2009).

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