1887

Abstract

The cyanobacterium sp. strain PCC 7601 drastically changes phycobiliprotein composition and colour in response to light quality, through complementary chromatic adaptation (CCA). Red light promotes phycocyanin-II and inhibits phycoerythrin synthesis, while green light has the opposite effect, through changes in transcription regulated by a putative green/red photoreceptor(s). The effects of CCA on photosynthesis were characterized by measuring oxygen evolution and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters. Cells fully acclimated to either red or green light achieve a similar photosynthetic quantum yield of oxygen evolution (light-use efficiency). Shifting acclimated cells from green to red or from red to green light caused similar 40% drops in photosynthetic quantum yield. Therefore, full CCA significantly increases light use efficiency, which is of great importance under light-limited growth. Cells growing under red light are in state I, with very low PS II to PS I energy transfer, since red light is absorbed both by phycocyanin in the phycobilisome/PS II supracomplex and by PS I chlorophyll. Cells growing under green light are in state II, with high transfer of excitation energy from the phycobilisome/PS II supracomplex to PS I. This transfer allows green light captured by phycoerythrin to ultimately drive both PS I and PS II photochemistry.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journal/micro/10.1099/13500872-142-5-1255
1996-05-01
2021-07-24
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/micro/142/5/mic-142-5-1255.html?itemId=/content/journal/micro/10.1099/13500872-142-5-1255&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Bennett A., Bogorad L. Complementary chromatic adaptation in a filamentous blue-green alga. J Cell Biol 1973; 58:419–435
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Bolhàr-Nordenkampf H.R., Oquist G. Chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool in photosynthesis research. In Photosynthesis and Production in a Changing environment a Field and Laboratory Manual 1993 Edited by Hall D.O., Scurlock J.M.O., Bolhàr-Nordenkampf H.R., Leegood R.C., Long S.P. London: Chapman & Hall; pp 193–206
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Campbell D.A., Houmard J., Tandeau De Marsac N. Electron transport regulates cellular differentiation in the filamentous cyanobacteria Calothrix. Plant Cell 1993; 5:451–463
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Campbell D., Bruce D., Carpenter C., Gustafsson P., Oquist G. Two forms of the photosystem II D1 protein alter energy dissipation and state transitions in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942. Photosynth Res 1996 (in press)
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Capuano V., Mazel D., Tandeau De Marsac N., Houmard J. Complete nucleotide sequence of the red-light specific set of phycocyanin genes from the cyanobacterium Calothrix PCC7601. Nucleic Acids Res 1988; 16:1626
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Clarke A.K., Hurry V.M., Gustafsson P., Oquist G. Two functionally distinct forms of the photosystem II reaction-center protein D1 in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1993; 90:11985–11989
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Clarke A.K., Campbell D., Gustafsson P., Òquist G. Dynamic responses of photosystem II and phycobilisomes to changing light in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp PCC 7942. Pianta 1995; 197:553–562
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Cohen-Bazire G., Bryant D.A. Phycobilisomes: composition and structure. In The Biology of Cyanobacteria 1982 Edited by Carr N.G., Whitton B.A. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications; pp 143–190
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Damerval T., Guglielmi G., Houmard J., Tandeau De Marsac N. Hormogonium differentiation in the cyanobacterium Calothrix: a photoregulated developmental process. Plant Cell 1991; 3:191–201
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Dring M.J. Chromatic adaptation of photosynthesis in benthic marine algae: an examination of its ecological significance using a theoretical model. Timnol Oceanogr 1981; 26:271–284
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Dring M.J. Light harvesting and pigment composition in marine phytoplankton and macroalgae. In Tight and Tife in the Sea 1990 Edited by Herring P.J., Campbell A.K., Whitfield M., Maddock L. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; pp 89–103
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Dring M.J., Schmid R., Uning L.K. Influence of blue light, UV-B radiation and tidal phasing on seaweed photosynthesis in sublittoral coastal ecosystems. In Photosynthesis: from Tight to Biosphere V 1996 Edited by Mathis P. Dordrecht: Kluwer; pp 749–754
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Erokhina L.G. Spectral effects of chomatic adaptation of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria growing on different nitrogen sources. Microbiology (English translation of Mikrobiologiya) 1992; 61:673–679
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Fujita Y., Hattori A. Effect of chromatic lights on phycobilin formation in a blue-green alga Tolypothrix tenuis. Plant Cell Physiol 1960; 1:293–303
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Fujita Y., Murakami A., Aizawa K., Ohki K. Short-term and long-term adaptation of the photosynthetic apparatus: homeostatic properties of thylakoids. In The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria 1994 Edited by Bryant D.A. Dordrecht: Kluwer; pp 677–692
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Gendel S., Ohad I., Bogorad L. Control of phycoerythrin synthesis during chromatic adaptation. Plant Physiol 1979; 64:786–790
    [Google Scholar]
  17. Grossman A.R. Chromatic adaptation and the events involved in phycobilisome biosynthesis. Plant Cell Environ 1990; 13:651–666
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Grossman A., R.; Lemaux P.G., Conley P.B., Bruns B.U., Anderson L.K. Characterization of phycobiliprotein and linker polypeptide genes in Fremyella diplosiphon and their regulated expression during complementary chromatic adaptation. Photosynth Res 1988; 17:23–56
    [Google Scholar]
  19. Grossman A.R., Schaefer M.R., Chiang G.G., Collier J.L. The responses of cyanobacteria to environmental conditions: light and nutrients. In The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria 1994 Edited by Bryant D.A. Dordrecht: Kluwer; pp 677–692
    [Google Scholar]
  20. Hattori A., Fujita Y. Formation of phycobilin pigments in a blue-green alga, Tolypothrix tenuis, as induced by illumination with coloured lights. J Biochem (Tokyo) 1959a; 46:521–524
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Hattori A., Fujita Y. Effect of pre-illumination on the formation of phycobilin pigments in a blue-green alga, Tolypothrix tenuis. J Biochem (Tokyo) 1959b; 46:1259–1261
    [Google Scholar]
  22. Herdman M., Rippka R. Cellular differentiation: hormo-gonia and baeocytes. Methods Enzymol 1988; 167:232–242 and 851-853 (Addendum)
    [Google Scholar]
  23. Houmard J., Schyns G., Jia L., Sobczyck A., Liotenberg S., Campbell D., Tandeau De Marsac N. Molecular factors that control gene expression in a filamentous cyanobacterium. In Photosynthesis: from Tight to Biosphere III 1996 Edited by Mathis P. Dordrecht: Kluwer; pp 433–438
    [Google Scholar]
  24. Kehoe D., Grossman A. The use of site-directed mutagenesis in the analysis of complementary chromatic adaptation. In Photosynthesis: from Tight to Biosphere III 1996 Edited by Mathis P. Dordrecht: Kluwer; pp 501–504
    [Google Scholar]
  25. Van Kooten O., Snel J.F.H. The use of chlorophyll fluorescence nomenclature in plant stress physiology. Photosynth Res 1990; 25:147–150
    [Google Scholar]
  26. Krause G.H., Weis E. Chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis: the basics. Annu Rev Plant Physiol Plant Mol Biol 1991; 42:313–349
    [Google Scholar]
  27. Liotenberg S., Campbell D., Rippka R., Houmard J., Tandeau De Marsac N. Effect of the nitrogen source on phycobiliprotein synthesis and cell reserves in a chromatically adapting filamentous cyanobacterium. Microbiology 1996; 142:611–622
    [Google Scholar]
  28. Mazel D., Guglielmi G., Houmard J., Sidler W., Bryant D.A., Tandeau De Marsac N. Green light induces transcription of the phycoerythrin operon in the cyanobacterium Calothrix 7601. Nucleic Acids Res 1986; 14:8279–8290
    [Google Scholar]
  29. Mullineaux C.W., Allen J.F. The state 2 transition in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus 6301 can be driven by respiratory electron flow into the plastoquinone pool. FEBS Tett 1986; 205:155–160
    [Google Scholar]
  30. Oelmuller R., Conley P.B., Federspiel N., Briggs W.R., Grossman A.R. Changes in accumulation and synthesis of transcripts encoding phycobilisome components during acclimation of Fremyella diplosiphon to different light qualities. Plant Physiol 1988; 88:1077–1083
    [Google Scholar]
  31. Oelmuller R., Grossman A.R., Briggs W.R. Photo reversibility of the effect of red and green light pulses on the accumulation in darkness of mRNAs coding for phycocyanin and phycoerythrin in Fremyella diplosiphon. Plant Physiol 1988; 88:1084–1091
    [Google Scholar]
  32. Ogren E., Oquist G. Photoinhibition of photosynthesis in Temna gibba as induced by the interaction between light and temperature II Photosynthetic electron transport. Physiol Plant 1984; Cl:187–192
    [Google Scholar]
  33. Oquist G., Campbell D., Clarke A.K., Gustafsson P. The cyanobacterium Synechococcus modulates PS II function in response to excitation stress through D1 exchange. Photosynthesis Research 1995; 46:151–158
    [Google Scholar]
  34. Rippka R., Herdman H. Pasteur Culture Collection of Cyanobacterial Strains in Axenic Culture, vol 1992 I, Catalogue of Strains. Paris: Institut Pasteur;
    [Google Scholar]
  35. Rippka R., Deruelles J., Waterbury J.B., Herdman M., Stanier R.Y. Generic assigments, strain histories and properties of pure cultures of cyanobacteria. J Gen Microbiol 1979; 111:1–61
    [Google Scholar]
  36. Salehian O., Bruce D. Distribution of excitation energy in photosynthesis: quantification of fluorescence yields form intact cyanobacteria. J Tumin 1992; 51:91–98
    [Google Scholar]
  37. Schmidt-Goff C.M., Federspiel N.A. In vivo and in vitro footprinting of a light-regulated promoter in the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon. J Bacteriol 1993; 175:1806–1813
    [Google Scholar]
  38. Schyns G., Sobczyk A., Tandeau De Marsac N., Houmard J. Specific initiation of transcription at a cyanobacterial promoter with RNA polymerase purified from Calothrix sp PCC 7601. Mol Microbiol 1994; 13:887–896
    [Google Scholar]
  39. Sidler W. Phycobilisome and phycobiliprotein structures. In The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria 1994 Edited by Bryant D.A. Dordrecht: Kluwer; pp 139–216
    [Google Scholar]
  40. Sobczyk A., Schyns G., Tandeau De Marsac N., Houmard J. Transduction of the light signal during complementary chromatic adaptation in the cyanobacterium Calothrix sp PCC 7601: DNA-binding proteins and modulation by phosphorylation. EMBO J 1993; 12:997–1004
    [Google Scholar]
  41. Sobczyk A., Bely A., Tandeau De Marsac N., Houmard J. A phosphorylated DNA-binding protein is specific for the red-light signal during complementary chromatic adaptation in cyanobacteria. Mol Microbiol 1994; 13:875–885
    [Google Scholar]
  42. Tandeau De Marsac N. Phycobilisomes and complementary chromatic adaptation in cyanobacteria. Bull Inst Pasteur 1983; 81:201–254
    [Google Scholar]
  43. Tandeau De Marsac N., Houmard J. Complementary chromatic adaptation: physiological conditions and action spectra. Methods Enqymol 1988; 167:318–328
    [Google Scholar]
  44. Tandeau De Marsac N., Houmard J. Adaptation of cyanobacteria to environmental stimuli: new steps towards molecular mechanisms. FEMS Microbiol Rev 1993; 104:119–190
    [Google Scholar]
  45. Tandeau De Marsac N., Mazel D., Damerval T., Guglielmi G., Capuano V., Houmard J. Photoregulation of gene expression in the filamentous cyanobacterium Calothrix sp PCC7601: light-harvesting complexes and cell differentiation. Photosynth Re; 1988; 18:99–132
    [Google Scholar]
  46. Vernotte C., Astier C., Olive J. State 1-state 2 adaptation in the cyanobacteria Synechocystis PCC 6714 wild type and Synecho-cystis PCC 6803 wild type and phycocyanin-less mutant. Photosynth Res 1990; 26:203–212
    [Google Scholar]
  47. Villbrandt M., Stai L.J., Krumbein W.E. Interactions between nitrogen fixation and oxygenic photosynthesis in a marine cyanobacterial mat. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 1990; 74:59–72
    [Google Scholar]
  48. Wyman M., Fay P. Acclimation to the natural light climate. In The Cyanobacteria 1987 Edited by Fay P., Van Baalen C. Amsterdam: Elsevier; pp 347–376
    [Google Scholar]
  49. Zhao J., Zhou J., Bryant D.A. Energy transfer processes in phycobilisomes as deduced from analyses of mutants of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. In Research in Photosynthesis 1992 Edited by Murata N. Dordrecht: Kluwer; 1 pp 25–32
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journal/micro/10.1099/13500872-142-5-1255
Loading
/content/journal/micro/10.1099/13500872-142-5-1255
Loading

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error