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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Zhu XG,Ort DR,Parry MAJ,von Caemmerer S




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  • Apoplastic and intracellular plant sugars regulate developmental transitions in witches' broom disease of cacao.

    abstract::Witches' broom disease (WBD) of cacao differs from other typical hemibiotrophic plant diseases by its unusually long biotrophic phase. Plant carbon sources have been proposed to regulate WBD developmental transitions; however, nothing is known about their availability at the plant-fungus interface, the apoplastic flui...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barau J,Grandis A,Carvalho VM,Teixeira GS,Zaparoli GH,do Rio MC,Rincones J,Buckeridge MS,Pereira GA

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • A comparison of the effects of IAA and 4-Cl-IAA on growth, proton secretion and membrane potential in maize coleoptile segments.

    abstract::The physiological activity of exogenous 4-Cl-IAA, as compared to IAA, was examined in maize coleoptile segments. It was found that in this model system 4-Cl-IAA is much more active in the stimulation of elongation than IAA. Simultaneous measurements of growth and external pH indicated that administration of either IAA...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Karcz W,Burdach Z

    更新日期:2002-05-01 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

  • Chilling responses of maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings: root hydraulic conductance, abscisic acid, and stomatal conductance.

    abstract::Maize seedling water relations and abscisic acid (ABA) levels were measured over 24 h of root chilling (5.5 degrees C). At 2.5 h into chilling, leaf ABA levels increased by 40x and stomatal conductance (g(s)) decreased to 20% compared with prechill levels. Despite a rapid g(s) response to root chilling, leaf water pot...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Melkonian J,Yu LX,Setter TL

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Mutation in xyloglucan 6-xylosytransferase results in abnormal root hair development in Oryza sativa.

    abstract::Root hairs are important for nutrient uptake, anchorage, and plant-microbe interactions. From a population of rice (Oryza sativa) mutagenized by ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), a short root hair2 (srh2) mutant was identified. In hydroponic culture, srh2 seedlings were significantly reduced in root hair length. Bubble-li...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang C,Li S,Ng S,Zhang B,Zhou Y,Whelan J,Wu P,Shou H

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Recalculating growth and defense strategies under competition: key roles of photoreceptors and jasmonates.

    abstract::The growth-defense trade-off in plant biology has gained enormous traction in the last two decades, highlighting the importance of understanding how plants deal with two of the greatest challenges for their survival and reproduction. It has been well established that in response to competition signals perceived by inf...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ballaré CL,Austin AT

    更新日期:2019-07-05 00:00:00

  • HYL1 controls the miR156-mediated juvenile phase of vegetative growth.

    abstract::HYL1 is an important regulator of microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis. A loss-of-function mutation of HYL1 causes the reduced accumulation of some miRNAs but fails to display the miRNA-deficient phenotypes of these miRNAs. In Arabidopsis, miR156 mediates phase transition through repression of SQUAMOSA PROMOTER-BINDING PROTEIN...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li S,Yang X,Wu F,He Y

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • Catching a 'hopeful monster': shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) as a model system to study the evolution of flower development.

    abstract::Capsella is a small genus within the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Its three species, however, show many evolutionary trends also observed in other Brassicaceae (including Arabidopsis) and far beyond, including transitions from a diploid, self-incompatible, obligatory outcrossing species with comparatively large and ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Hintz M,Bartholmes C,Nutt P,Ziermann J,Hameister S,Neuffer B,Theissen G

    更新日期:2006-01-01 00:00:00

  • Translational regulation of Arabidopsis XIPOTL1 is modulated by phosphocholine levels via the phylogenetically conserved upstream open reading frame 30.

    abstract::In Arabidopsis thaliana, XIPOTL1 encodes a phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase with a central role in phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis via the methylation pathway. To gain further insights into the mechanisms that regulate XIPOTL1 expression, the effect of upstream open reading frame 30 (uORF30) on the translation...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Alatorre-Cobos F,Cruz-Ramírez A,Hayden CA,Pérez-Torres CA,Chauvin AL,Ibarra-Laclette E,Alva-Cortés E,Jorgensen RA,Herrera-Estrella L

    更新日期:2012-09-01 00:00:00

  • Physical effects of soil drying on roots and crop growth.

    abstract::The nature and effect of the stresses on root growth in crops subject to drying is reviewed. Drought is a complex stress, impacting on plant growth in a number of interacting ways. In response, there are a number of ways in which the growing plant is able to adapt to or alleviate these stresses. It is suggested that t...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Whitmore AP,Whalley WR

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the Rab GTPase family in Vitis vinifera reveal the specific expression of a VvRabA protein.

    abstract::As a first step to investigate whether Rab GTPases are involved in grape berry development, the Vitis vinifera EST and gene databases were searched for members of the VvRab family. The grapevine genome was found to contain 26 VvRabs that could be distributed into all of the eight groups described in the literature for...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abbal P,Pradal M,Muniz L,Sauvage FX,Chatelet P,Ueda T,Tesniere C

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • Evidence for functional interaction between brassinosteroids and cadmium response in Arabidopsis thaliana.

    abstract::Plant hormones, in addition to regulating growth and development, are involved in biotic and abiotic stress responses. To investigate whether a hormone signalling pathway plays a role in the plant response to the heavy metal cadmium (Cd), gene expression data in response to eight hormone treatments were retrieved from...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Villiers F,Jourdain A,Bastien O,Leonhardt N,Fujioka S,Tichtincky G,Parcy F,Bourguignon J,Hugouvieux V

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • Use of transcriptomics and co-expression networks to analyze the interconnections between nitrogen assimilation and photorespiratory metabolism.

    abstract::Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for plants and, in natural soils, its availability is often a major limiting factor for plant growth. Here we examine the effect of different forms of nitrogen nutrition and of photorespiration on gene expression in the model legume Lotus japonicus with the aim of identi...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pérez-Delgado CM,Moyano TC,García-Calderón M,Canales J,Gutiérrez RA,Márquez AJ,Betti M

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Endosperm development in Brachypodium distachyon.

    abstract::Grain development and its evolution in grasses remains poorly understood, despite cereals being our most important source of food. The grain, for which many grass species have been domesticated, is a single-seeded fruit with prominent and persistent endosperm. Brachypodium distachyon, a small wild grass, is being posi...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Opanowicz M,Hands P,Betts D,Parker ML,Toole GA,Mills EN,Doonan JH,Drea S

    更新日期:2011-01-01 00:00:00

  • Mechanostimulation of Medicago truncatula leads to enhanced levels of jasmonic acid.

    abstract::Wounding of plants leads to endogenous rise of jasmonic acid (JA) accompanied with the expression of a distinct set of genes. Among them are those coding for the allene oxide cyclase (AOC) that catalyses a regulatory step in JA biosynthesis, and for 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase 2 (DXS2), an enzyme involved ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tretner C,Huth U,Hause B

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of photo and thermo cycles on flowering time in barley: a genetical phenomics approach.

    abstract::The effects of synchronous photo (16 h daylength) and thermo (2 degrees C daily fluctuation) cycles on flowering time were compared with constant light and temperature treatments using two barley mapping populations derived from the facultative cultivar 'Dicktoo'. The 'Dicktoo'x'Morex' (spring) population (DM) segrega...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Karsai I,Szucs P,Koszegi B,Hayes PM,Casas A,Bedo Z,Veisz O

    更新日期:2008-01-01 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

  • Exploiting heterogeneous environments: does photosynthetic acclimation optimize carbon gain in fluctuating light?

    abstract::Plants have evolved complex mechanisms to balance the efficient use of absorbed light energy in photosynthesis with the capacity to use that energy in assimilation, so avoiding potential damage from excess light. This is particularly important under natural light, which can vary according to weather, solar movement an...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Retkute R,Smith-Unna SE,Smith RW,Burgess AJ,Jensen OE,Johnson GN,Preston SP,Murchie EH

    更新日期:2015-05-01 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

  • Novel Insights into Host Receptors and Receptor-mediated Signaling that Regulate Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis.

    abstract::More than 80% of land plant species benefit from symbiotic partnerships with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi that assist in nutrient acquisition and enhance the ability of host plants to adapt to environmental constraints. Host-generated plasma membrane-residing receptor-like kinases and the α/β-hydrolases, e.g. DWA...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nasir F,Bahadur A,Lin X,Gao Y,Tian C

    更新日期:2020-11-30 00:00:00

  • ABC transporter OsABCG18 controls the shootward transport of cytokinins and grain yield in rice.

    abstract::Cytokinins are one of the most important phytohormones and play essential roles in multiple life processes in planta. Root-derived cytokinins are transported to the shoots via long-distance transport. The mechanisms of long-distance transport of root-derived cytokinins remain to be demonstrated. In this study, we repo...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhao J,Yu N,Ju M,Fan B,Zhang Y,Zhu E,Zhang M,Zhang K

    更新日期:2019-11-18 00:00:00

  • Isolation and identification of ubiquitin-related proteins from Arabidopsis seedlings.

    abstract::The majority of proteins in eukaryotic cells are modified according to highly regulated mechanisms to fulfill specific functions and to achieve localization, stability, and transport. Protein ubiquitination is one of the major post-translational modifications occurring in eukaryotic cells. To obtain the proteomic data...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Igawa T,Fujiwara M,Takahashi H,Sawasaki T,Endo Y,Seki M,Shinozaki K,Fukao Y,Yanagawa Y

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00

  • HYL1 is required for establishment of stamen architecture with four microsporangia in Arabidopsis.

    abstract::The stamen produces pollen grains for pollination in higher plants. Coordinated development of four microsporangia in the stamen is essential for normal fertility. The roles of miR165/166-directed pathways in the establishment of adaxial-abaxial polarity have been well defined in leaves. However, the molecular mechani...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lian H,Li X,Liu Z,He Y

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • The suffulta mutation in tomato reveals a novel method of plastid replication during fruit ripening.

    abstract::Mutant alleles at the suffulta locus of tomato dramatically affect the pattern of plastid division throughout the plant, resulting in few, greatly enlarged chloroplasts in leaf and stem cells. suffulta plants are compromised in growth and have distinctly pale stems. The green developing tomato fruit are generally pale...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forth D,Pyke KA

    更新日期:2006-01-01 00:00:00

  • Starch bioengineering affects cereal grain germination and seedling establishment.

    abstract::Cereal grain germination is central for plant early development, and efficient germination has a major role in crop propagation and malting. Endosperm starch is the prime energy reserve in germination and seedling establishment. In this study, it was hypothesized that optimized starch granule structure, and not only t...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shaik SS,Carciofi M,Martens HJ,Hebelstrup KH,Blennow A

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • KNOX protein KNAT1 regulates fruitlet abscission in litchi by repressing ethylene biosynthetic genes.

    abstract::Abscission is triggered by multiple environmental and developmental cues, including endogenous plant hormones. KNOTTED-LIKE HOMEOBOX (KNOX) transcription factors (TFs) play an important role in controlling abscission in plants. However, the underlying molecular mechanism of KNOX TFs in abscission is largely unknown. H...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhao M,Li C,Ma X,Xia R,Chen J,Liu X,Ying P,Peng M,Wang J,Shi CL,Li J

    更新日期:2020-07-06 00:00:00

  • Aquaporin-mediated increase in root hydraulic conductance is involved in silicon-induced improved root water uptake under osmotic stress in Sorghum bicolor L.

    abstract::The fact that silicon application alleviates water deficit stress has been widely reported, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here the effects of silicon on water uptake and transport of sorghum seedlings (Sorghum bicolor L.) growing under polyethylene glycol-simulated osmotic stress in hydroponic culture ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu P,Yin L,Deng X,Wang S,Tanaka K,Zhang S

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • Modulation of embryo-forming capacity in culture through the expression of Brassica genes involved in the regulation of the shoot apical meristem.

    abstract::Somatic embryogenesis in Arabidopsis is achieved by culturing bending-cotyledon embryos on a 2,4-D-containing induction medium for 14 d followed by a transfer on to a hormone-free development medium. Several genes orthologous to Arabidopsis SHOOTMERISTEMLESS (STM), CLAVATA 1 (CLV1), and ZWILLE (ZLL) were isolated from...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elhiti M,Tahir M,Gulden RH,Khamiss K,Stasolla C

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

  • A disulfide bond A-like oxidoreductase is a strong candidate gene for self-incompatibility in apricot (Prunus armeniaca) pollen.

    abstract::S-RNase based gametophytic self-incompatibility (SI) is a widespread prezygotic reproductive barrier in flowering plants. In the Solanaceae, Plantaginaceae and Rosaceae gametophytic SI is controlled by the pistil-specific S-RNases and the pollen S-locus F-box proteins but non-S-specific factors, namely modifiers, are ...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Muñoz-Sanz JV,Zuriaga E,Badenes ML,Romero C

    更新日期:2017-11-02 00:00:00

  • Proteomic analysis of salt-stressed tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) seedlings: effect of genotype and exogenous application of glycinebetaine.

    abstract::An investigation aimed at a better understanding of the molecular adaptation mechanisms of salt stress was carried out in 7-d-old tomato Solanum lycopersicum (L.) Mill cultivars Patio and 'F144', using a proteomic approach. Total proteins were extracted from radicles and hypocotyls collected from both non-saline contr...

    journal_title:Journal of experimental botany

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chen S,Gollop N,Heuer B

    更新日期:2009-01-01 00:00:00