I am trying to the elucidation of molecular mechanisms for chloroplast degradation in plants.
March 2012, PhD, Graduate School of Agricultural
and RBCS3B, two major members within the Arabidopsis RBCS multigene family,function to yield sufficient Rubisco content for leaf photosynthetic capacity. vol.63: pp.2159-2170
Plant Physiology vol.148:pp.142-155gene-dependent autophagic process.
Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant
Chloroplasts are specific organelles to plant cells
for photosynthesis. We demonstrated that chloroplastic proteins are degraded
via a mechanism called autophagy, by which membrane-sequestered proteins and
organelles are delivered to the vacuole for degradation. Future aim of my study
is the uncovering of the molecular mechanisms of chloroplast degradation
including autophagy, and develop these achievement into the enhancement of
photosynthetic capacity and crop productivity.
have unique “power” such as photosynthetic conversion of solar energy and
atmospheric carbon dioxide into chemical energy and carbohydrates. Please know
that there are a lot of mysteries in the power of our neighboring plants.