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Primary Leaf-type Ferredoxin1 Participates in Photosynthetic Electron Transport and Carbon Assimilation in Rice
Lei He+, Man Li+, Zhennan Qiu, Dongdong Chen, Guangheng Zhang, Xiaoqi Wang, Guang Chen, Jiang Hu, Zhenyu Gao, Guojun Dong, Deyong Ren, Lan Shen, Qiang Zhang, Longbiao Guo, Qian Qian*, Dali Zeng* and Li Zhu*
The Plant Journal

Abstract

Ferredoxins (Fd) play a crucial role in photosynthesis by regulating the distribution of electrons to downstream enzymes. Multiple Fd genes have been annotated in the rice (Oryza sativa L.) genome; however, their specific functions are not well understood. Here,we report the functional characterization of rice Fd1. Sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis of seven rice Fd proteins, and RT-qPCR analysis showed that rice Fd1 is a primary leaf-type Fd. Electron transfer assays involving NADP+ and cytochrome c indicated that Fd1 can donate electrons from photosystem I (PSI) to ferredoxin-NADP+reductase. Loss-of-function fd1 mutants showed chlorosis and seedling lethality at the three-leaf stage. The deficiency of Fd1 impaired photosynthetic electron transport, which affected carbon assimilation. Exogenous glucose treatment partially restored the mutant phenotype, suggesting that Fd1 plays an important role in photosynthetic electron transport in rice. In addition, the transcript levels of Fd-dependent genes were affected in fd1 mutants, and the trend was similar to that observed in the fdc2 plants. Together, these results suggest that OsFd1 is the primary Fd in photosynthetic electron transport and carbon assimilation in rice.