Entries by Ananya Mukherjee

State Transition Regulation in Chlamydomonas

Ananya Mukherjee University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1802-1806 amukherjee3@unl.edu Photosynthetic organisms often face fluctuations in light quality and quantity. Green plants and algae have built-in mechanisms that allow them to adapt to such changes. One strategy involves modulating the activities of the two photosystems, PSI and PSII, through a reallocation of some […]

Functional analysis of mitochondrial acyl carrier proteins

Ananya Mukherjee amukherjee3@unl.edu Affiliation University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 ORCiD : 0000-0003-1802-1806 Fatty acid synthesis is a ubiquitous pathway in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Plants synthesize fatty acids for a variety of uses including membrane bilayers and seed energy reserves, but also for the production of lipoic acid, which is a cofactor for some […]

Role of two phosphatases in state transition of Chlamydomonas (Plant Physiol.)

Plants and green algae can rapidly adapt to changing light conditions. Depending on light availability or other metabolic needs, Light Harvesting Complexes (LHC) II can be reallocated to photosystem I (PSI) from photosystem II (PSII) and vice versa. This is known as state transition and is mediated by kinases and antagonistic phosphatases via LHCII trimer […]