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Chlorophyll breakdown in oilseed rape

Hörtensteiner, Stefan ; Kräutler, Bernhard

In: Photosynthesis Research, 2000, vol. 64, no. 2-3, p. 137-146

Université de Neuchâtel

Down-regulation of tomato PHYTOL KINASE strongly impairs tocopherol biosynthesis and affects prenyllipid metabolism in an organ-specific manner

Almeida, Juliana ; Azevedo, Mariana da Silva ; Spicher, Livia ; Glauser, Gaétan ; vom Dorp, Katharina ; Guyer, Luzia ; del Valle Carranza, Andrea ; Asis, Ramón ; de Souza, Amanda Pereira ; Buckeridge, Marcos ; Demarco, Diego ; Bres, Cécile ; Rothan, Christophe ; Peres, Lázaro Eustáquio Pereira ; Hörtensteiner, Stefan ; Kessler, Félix ; Dörmann, Peter ; Carrari, Fernando ; Técnicas, Castelar, Argentina ; Rossi, Magdalena

In: Journal of Experimental Botany, 2016, vol. 67, no. 3, p. 919-934

Tocopherol, a compound with vitamin E (VTE) activity, is a conserved constituent of the plastidial antioxidant network in photosynthetic organisms. The synthesis of tocopherol involves the condensation of an aromatic head group with an isoprenoid prenyl side chain. The latter, phytyl diphosphate, can be derived from chlorophyll phytol tail recycling, which depends on phytol kinase (VTE5)...