Improving the thermal stability of Rubisco activase

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Carmo-Silva, E., Scales, J., Madgwick, P., Salvucci, M., Raines, C. and Parry, M. A. J. 2014. Improving the thermal stability of Rubisco activase. Reynolds, M., Braun, H., Listman, M., Quilligan, E. and Molero, G. (ed.) Proceedings 4th International Workshop of the Wheat Yield Consortium, Cuidad Obregon, 24-25 March 2014 . Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) Mexico. pp. 141-144

AuthorsCarmo-Silva, E., Scales, J., Madgwick, P., Salvucci, M., Raines, C. and Parry, M. A. J.
Abstract

The thermal sensitivity of the key photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco activase limits wheat photosynthesis at moderately high temperatures. Introduction of a more thermal tolerant form of Rubisco activase, such as that from cotton, into wheat is predicted to broaden the temperature range of optimal Rubisco activation and photosynthetic CO2 assimilation. Transgenic lines have been produced to express the cotton Rubisco activase in wheat and current efforts are characterizing the most promising lines for further studies of photosynthetic performance at moderately high temperatures. Joanna Scales, a BBSRC PhD student jointly supervised by Martin Parry, Christine Raines, and Mike Salvucci, generated the transformation constructs and will undertake the molecular and biochemical analysis of the transformant lines. It is predicted that the cotton Rubisco activase will confer superior thermal tolerance to wheat photosynthesis.

Year of Publication2014
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
PublisherCentro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) Mexico
Funder project or codeWheat
Increasing photosynthetic capacity in wheat
[20:20 Wheat] Maximising yield potential of wheat
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online2014
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
Page range141-144
EditorsReynolds, M., Braun, H., Listman, M., Quilligan, E. and Molero, G.

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