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Ina Burghardt (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)

State I state II transition measurement of the fkbp mutant. State I was induced in Arabidopsis plants and afterwards the extent of antenna movement was determined as ratio of transient maximum fluorescence / maximum fluorescence. (Left: Fm‘/Fm pseudocolor image after 10 min.; right: time course Fm‘/Fm of WT – black and fkbp mutant – green.) Graph: Ina Burghardt

Ina Burghardt 's Master thesis was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Goethe University Frankfrut in the year 2016.

Title of awarded thesis

"The impact of plastid immunophilins on light acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana."


Plastid FKBP-type immunophilins are putative regulators of photosynthetic complexes. Knocking out one of these FKBPs led to loss of antenna movement (state transitions), the required STN7-kinase is active.

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