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The Role of Nucleus- and Chloroplast-Encoded Factors in the Synthesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus

  • Jean-David Rochaix
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 23)

The biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus depends on the concerted interactions between the nucleo-cytosolic and chloroplast genetic systems. Combined genetic and biochemical approaches in Chlamydomonas and land plants revealed a surprisingly large number of nucleus-encoded factors that are required for the different post-transcriptional steps of chloroplast gene expression. These steps include RNA processing, RNA stability, splicing, translation and assembly of the chloroplast-encoded proteins into functional complexes. The genes of several of these proteins were cloned and their products characterized.

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Thylakoid Membrane Chloroplast Genome Ribosome Recycling Factor Chloroplast Gene Expression Plastid Ribosome 
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  • Jean-David Rochaix
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  1. 1.Departments of Molecular Biology and Plant BiologyUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland

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