The impact of the phytochromes on photosynthetic processes

Vladimir D. Kreslavski, Dmitry A. Los, Franz Josef Schmitt, Sergey K. Zharmukhamedov, Vladimir V. Kuznetsov, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

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    This review describes the phytochrome system in higher plants and cyanobacteria and its role in regulation of photosynthetic processes and stress protection of the photosynthetic apparatus. A relationship between the content of the different phytochromes, the changes in the ratios of the physiologically active forms of phytochromes to their total pool and the resulting influence on photosynthetic processes is reviewed. The role of the phytochromes in the regulation of the expression of genes encoding key photosynthetic proteins, antioxidant enzymes and other components involved in stress signaling is elucidated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)400-408
    Number of pages9
    JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2018


    • Cyanobacteria
    • Higher plants
    • Photosynthetic apparatus
    • Phytochrome
    • Red light signal transduction
    • Stress resistance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biophysics
    • Biochemistry
    • Cell Biology


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