A wish list for synthetic biology in photosynthesis research.


:This perspective summarizes the presentations and discussions at the ' International Symposium on Synthetic Biology in Photosynthesis Research', which was held in Shanghai in 2018. Leveraging the current advanced understanding of photosynthetic systems, the symposium brain-stormed about the redesign and engineering of photosynthetic systems for translational goals and evaluated available new technologies/tools for synthetic biology as well as technological obstacles and new tools that would be needed to overcome them. Four major research areas for redesigning photosynthesis were identified: (i) mining natural variations of photosynthesis; (ii) coordinating photosynthesis with pathways utilizing photosynthate; (iii) reconstruction of highly efficient photosynthetic systems in non-host species; and (iv) development of new photosynthetic systems that do not exist in nature. To expedite photosynthesis synthetic biology research, an array of new technologies and community resources need to be developed, which include expanded modelling capacities, molecular engineering toolboxes, model species, and phenotyping tools.


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  • Molecular analysis and control of cysteine biosynthesis: integration of nitrogen and sulphur metabolism.

    abstract::Since cysteine is the first committed molecule in plant metabolism containing both sulphur and nitrogen, the regulation of its biosynthesis is critically important. Cysteine itself is required for the production of an abundance of key metabolites in diverse pathways. Plants alter their metabolism to compensate for sul...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Hesse H,Nikiforova V,Gakière B,Hoefgen R

    更新日期:2004-06-01 00:00:00

  • Lateral root formation and growth of Arabidopsis is redundantly regulated by cytokinin metabolism and signalling genes.

    abstract::The plant root system is important for the uptake of water and nutrients and the anchoring of plants in the soil. Lateral roots (LRs) contribute considerably to root system architecture. Their post-embryonic formation is regulated by hormones and environmental cues. The hormone cytokinin influences LR formation and gr...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chang L,Ramireddy E,Schmülling T

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • Exploitation of genomic sequences in a systematic analysis to access how cyanobacteria sense environmental stress.

    abstract::The perception and subsequent transduction of environmental signals are primary events in the acclimation of living organisms to changes in their environment. Many of the molecular sensors and transducers of environmental stress cannot be identified by traditional and conventional methods. Therefore, the genomic infor...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Murata N,Suzuki I

    更新日期:2006-01-01 00:00:00

  • Nicotiana tabacum agglutinin is active against Lepidopteran pest insects.

    abstract::A jasmonate-inducible lectin called Nicotiana tabacum agglutinin or NICTABA was found in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv Samsun) leaves. Since NICTABA expression is also induced after insect herbivory, a role in the defence response of tobacco was suggested. In this report, a detailed analysis was made of the entomotoxi...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vandenborre G,Groten K,Smagghe G,Lannoo N,Baldwin IT,Van Damme EJ

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • Emissions of putative isoprene oxidation products from mango branches under abiotic stress.

    abstract::Although several per cent of net carbon assimilation can be re-released as isoprene emissions to the atmosphere by many tropical plants, much uncertainty remains regarding its biological significance. In a previous study, we detected emissions of isoprene and its oxidation products methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) and methac...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jardine KJ,Meyers K,Abrell L,Alves EG,Yanez Serrano AM,Kesselmeier J,Karl T,Guenther A,Chambers JQ,Vickers C

    更新日期:2013-09-01 00:00:00

  • A gene encoding a protein with a proline-rich domain (MtPPRD1), revealed by suppressive subtractive hybridization (SSH), is specifically expressed in the Medicago truncatula embryo axis during germination.

    abstract::A gene MtPPRD1, encoding a protein of 132 amino acids containing a proline-rich domain (PRD), has been revealed by suppressive subtractive hybridization (SSH) with two mRNA populations of embryo axes harvested immediately before and after radicle emergence. Although at the protein level MtPPRD1 showed low homology wit...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bouton S,Viau L,Lelièvre E,Limami AM

    更新日期:2005-03-01 00:00:00

  • Long-distance signalling from roots to shoots assessed: the flooding story.

    abstract::Several kinds of signal may be generated when roots are exposed to an environmental stress. Some, but not all, are conveyed to shoots in the transpiration stream. Principles are summarized that may help establish experimentally the presence or intensity of root signals transported by transpiration. In many dryland spe...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Jackson MB

    更新日期:2002-02-01 00:00:00

  • Plants grow with a little help from their organelle friends.

    abstract::Chloroplasts and mitochondria are indispensable for plant development. They not only provide energy and carbon sources to cells, but also have evolved to become major players in a variety of processes such as amino acid metabolism, hormone biosynthesis and cellular signalling. As semi-autonomous organelles, they conta...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Van Dingenen J,Blomme J,Gonzalez N,Inzé D

    更新日期:2016-12-01 00:00:00

  • Physiological and genetic analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana anthocyanin biosynthesis mutants under chronic adverse environmental conditions.

    abstract::Anthocyanin production is a characteristic response of flowering plants to unfavourable environmental conditions. The potential roles of flavonoids and anthocyanins in plant growth were investigated by growing Arabidopsis thaliana anthocyanin production mutants (transparent testa) under limiting nitrogen and high ligh...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Misyura M,Colasanti J,Rothstein SJ

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Rice H2A.Z negatively regulates genes responsive to nutrient starvation but promotes expression of key housekeeping genes.

    abstract::The H2A.Z histone variant plays a role in the modulation of environmental responses, but the nature of the associated mechanisms remains enigmatic. We investigated global H2A.Z deposition and transcriptomic changes in rice (Oryza sativa) upon exposure to phosphate (Pi) deficiency and in response to RNAi knockdown of O...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zahraeifard S,Foroozani M,Sepehri A,Oh DH,Wang G,Mangu V,Chen B,Baisakh N,Dassanayake M,Smith AP

    更新日期:2018-09-14 00:00:00

  • Mathematical principles and models of plant growth mechanics: from cell wall dynamics to tissue morphogenesis.

    abstract::Plant growth research produces a catalogue of complex open questions. We argue that plant growth is a highly mechanical process, and that mathematics gives an underlying framework with which to probe its fundamental unrevealed mechanisms. This review serves to illustrate the biological insights afforded by mathematica...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Smithers ET,Luo J,Dyson RJ

    更新日期:2019-07-23 00:00:00

  • The Medicago truncatula Yellow Stripe1-Like3 gene is involved in vascular delivery of transition metals to root nodules.

    abstract::Symbiotic nitrogen fixation carried out in legume root nodules requires transition metals. These nutrients are delivered by the host plant to the endosymbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria living within the nodule cells, a process in which vascular transport is essential. As members of the Yellow Stripe-Like (YSL) family ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Castro-Rodríguez R,Abreu I,Reguera M,Novoa-Aponte L,Mijovilovich A,Escudero V,Jiménez-Pastor FJ,Abadía J,Wen J,Mysore KS,Álvarez-Fernández A,Küpper H,Imperial J,González-Guerrero M

    更新日期:2020-12-31 00:00:00

  • Molecular diversity of bacterial production of the climate-changing gas, dimethyl sulphide, a molecule that impinges on local and global symbioses.

    abstract::This paper describes the ddd genes that are involved in the production of the gas dimethyl sulphide from the substrate dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP), an abundant molecule that is a stress protectant in many marine algae and a few genera of angiosperms. What is known of the arrangement of the ddd genes in differen...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Johnston AW,Todd JD,Sun L,Nikolaidou-Katsaridou MN,Curson AR,Rogers R

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • Variation in the k(cat) of Rubisco in C(3) and C(4) plants and some implications for photosynthetic performance at high and low temperature.

    abstract::The capacity of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) to consume RuBP is a major limitation on the rate of net CO(2) assimilation (A) in C(3) and C(4) plants. The pattern of Rubisco limitation differs between the two photosynthetic types, as shown by comparisons of temperature and CO(2) responses o...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sage RF

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • Silencing of StKCS6 in potato periderm leads to reduced chain lengths of suberin and wax compounds and increased peridermal transpiration.

    abstract::Very long chain aliphatic compounds occur in the suberin polymer and associated wax. Up to now only few genes involved in suberin biosynthesis have been identified. This is a report on the isolation of a potato (Solanum tuberosum) 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase (KCS) gene and the study of its molecular and physiological rele...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Serra O,Soler M,Hohn C,Franke R,Schreiber L,Prat S,Molinas M,Figueras M

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • Leaf structural characteristics are less important than leaf chemical properties in determining the response of leaf mass per area and photosynthesis of Eucalyptus saligna to industrial-age changes in [CO2] and temperature.

    abstract::The rise in atmospheric [CO(2)] is associated with increasing air temperature. However, studies on plant responses to interactive effects of [CO(2)] and temperature are limited, particularly for leaf structural attributes. In this study, Eucalyptus saligna plants were grown in sun-lit glasshouses differing in [CO(2)] ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xu CY,Salih A,Ghannoum O,Tissue DT

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • Ethanol breaks dormancy of the potato tuber apical bud.

    abstract::Growing potato tubers or freshly harvested mature tubers have a dormant apical bud. Normally, this dormancy is spontaneously broken after a period of maturation of the tuber, resulting in the growth of a new sprout. Here it is shown that in in vitro-cultured growing and maturing tubers, ethanol can rapidly break this ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Claassens MM,Verhees J,van der Plas LH,van der Krol AR,Vreugdenhil D

    更新日期:2005-09-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of beta-1,3-glucan from Septoria tritici on structural defence responses in wheat.

    abstract::The accumulation of the pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins beta-1,3-glucanase and chitinase and structural defence responses were studied in leaves of wheat either resistant or susceptible to the hemibiotrophic pathogen Septoria tritici. Resistance was associated with an early accumulation of beta-1,3-glucanase and ch...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shetty NP,Jensen JD,Knudsen A,Finnie C,Geshi N,Blennow A,Collinge DB,Jørgensen HJ

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • Enhancing trehalose biosynthesis improves yield potential in marker-free transgenic rice under drought, saline, and sodic conditions.

    abstract::Edaphic factors such as salinity, sodicity, and drought adversely affect crop productivity, either alone or in combination. Despite soil sodicity being reported as an increasing problem worldwide, limited efforts have been made to address this issue. In the present study, we aimed to generate rice with tolerance to so...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Joshi R,Sahoo KK,Singh AK,Anwar K,Pundir P,Gautam RK,Krishnamurthy SL,Sopory SK,Pareek A,Singla-Pareek SL

    更新日期:2020-01-07 00:00:00

  • How cell wall complexity influences saccharification efficiency in Miscanthus sinensis.

    abstract::The production of bioenergy from grasses has been developing quickly during the last decade, with Miscanthus being among the most important choices for production of bioethanol. However, one of the key barriers to producing bioethanol is the lack of information about cell wall structure. Cell walls are thought to disp...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: De Souza AP,Alvim Kamei CL,Torres AF,Pattathil S,Hahn MG,Trindade LM,Buckeridge MS

    更新日期:2015-07-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of short episodes of heat stress on flower production and fruit-set of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.).

    abstract::Groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) are an important crop of the semi-arid tropics where they are often exposed to maximum temperatures of > 40 degrees C for short periods during the growing season. The objectives of this study were to determine: (i) the effects of short periods of exposure to high temperature on flower ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Prasad PV,Craufurd PQ,Summerfield RJ,Wheeler TR

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • From museums to genomics: old herbarium specimens shed light on a C3 to C4 transition.

    abstract::Collections of specimens held by natural history museums are invaluable material for biodiversity inventory and evolutionary studies, with specimens accumulated over 300 years readily available for sampling. Unfortunately, most museum specimens yield low-quality DNA. Recent advances in sequencing technologies, so call...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Besnard G,Christin PA,Malé PJ,Lhuillier E,Lauzeral C,Coissac E,Vorontsova MS

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • alpha4-Fucosyltransferase is regulated during flower development: increases in activity are targeted to pollen maturation and pollen tube elongation.

    abstract::alpha4-Fucosylation represents a final step of protein N- glycosylation. alpha4-fucosylated N-glycans are thought to be involved in cell-to-cell communication and recognition in primates and plants. Nevertheless, in the plant life cycle, the function of alpha4-fucosylation remains largely unknown. To gain an insight i...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Joly C,Léonard R,Maftah A,Riou-Khamlichi C

    更新日期:2002-06-01 00:00:00

  • Calcium channel CNGC19 mediates basal defense signaling to regulate colonization by Piriformospora indica in Arabidopsis roots.

    abstract::The activation of calcium signaling is a crucial event for perceiving environmental stress. Colonization by Piriformospora indica, a growth-promoting root endosymbiont, activates cytosolic Ca2+ in Arabidopsis roots. In this study, we examined the role and functional relevance of calcium channels responsible for Ca2+ f...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jogawat A,Meena MK,Kundu A,Varma M,Vadassery J

    更新日期:2020-05-09 00:00:00

  • The IDA-LIKE peptides IDL6 and IDL7 are negative modulators of stress responses in Arabidopsis thaliana.

    abstract::Small signalling peptides have emerged as important cell to cell messengers in plant development and stress responses. However, only a few of the predicted peptides have been functionally characterized. Here, we present functional characterization of two members of the IDA-LIKE (IDL) peptide family in Arabidopsis thal...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vie AK,Najafi J,Winge P,Cattan E,Wrzaczek M,Kangasjärvi J,Miller G,Brembu T,Bones AM

    更新日期:2017-06-15 00:00:00

  • A 9 bp cis-element in the promoters of class I small heat shock protein genes on chromosome 3 in rice mediates L-azetidine-2-carboxylic acid and heat shock responses.

    abstract::In rice, the class I small heat shock protein (sHSP-CI) genes were found to be selectively induced by L-azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (AZC) on chromosome 3 but not chromosome 1. Here it is shown that a novel cis-responsive element contributed to the differential regulation. By serial deletion and computational analysis,...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guan JC,Yeh CH,Lin YP,Ke YT,Chen MT,You JW,Liu YH,Lu CA,Wu SJ,Lin CY

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • Organ-specific expression and epigenetic traits of genes encoding digestive enzymes in the lance-leaf sundew (Drosera adelae).

    abstract::Over the last two decades, extensive studies have been performed at the molecular level to understand the evolution of carnivorous plants. As fruits, the repertoires of protein components in the digestive fluids of several carnivorous plants have gradually become clear. However, the quantitative aspect of these protei...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Arai N,Ohno Y,Jumyo S,Hamaji Y,Ohyama T

    更新日期:2020-11-28 00:00:00

  • The strawberry transcription factor FaMYB1 inhibits the biosynthesis of proanthocyanidins in Lotus corniculatus leaves.

    abstract::Proanthocyanidins (PAs) are agronomically important biopolymers in higher plants composed primarily of catechin and epicatechin units. The biosynthesis of these natural products is regulated by transcription factors including proteins of the R2R3MYB class. To gain insight into the genetic control of the catechin and e...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Paolocci F,Robbins MP,Passeri V,Hauck B,Morris P,Rubini A,Arcioni S,Damiani F

    更新日期:2011-01-01 00:00:00

  • Expression pattern, genomic structure, and promoter analysis of the gene encoding stilbene synthase from Chinese wild Vitis pseudoreticulata.

    abstract::The gene encoding stilbene synthase (STS) plays a central role in many biochemical and physiological actions, and its metabolite resveratrol possesses broad-spectrum resistance to pathogens, as well as diverse pharmacological properties, notably an anticancer effect. Here, we report the expression analysis of the gene...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xu W,Yu Y,Zhou Q,Ding J,Dai L,Xie X,Xu Y,Zhang C,Wang Y

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • AMT1;1 transgenic rice plants with enhanced NH4(+) permeability show superior growth and higher yield under optimal and suboptimal NH4(+) conditions.

    abstract::The major source of nitrogen for rice (Oryza sativa L.) is ammonium (NH4(+)). The NH4(+) uptake of roots is mainly governed by membrane transporters, with OsAMT1;1 being a prominent member of the OsAMT1 gene family that is known to be involved in NH4(+) transport in rice plants. However, little is known about its invo...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ranathunge K,El-Kereamy A,Gidda S,Bi YM,Rothstein SJ

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00