Ibrahim, I.M., McKenzie, S.D., Chung, J. et al. Photosystem stoichiometry adjustment is a photoreceptor-mediated process in Arabidopsis. Sci Rep 12, 10982 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-14967-4
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Plant growth under spectrally‐enriched low light conditions leads to adjustment in the relative abundance of the two photosystems in an acclimatory response known as photosystem stoichiometry adjustment. Adjustment of photosystem stoichiometry improves the quantum efficiency of photosynthesis but how this process perceives light quality changes and how photosystem amount is regulated remain largely unknown. By using a label‐free quantitative mass spectrometry approach in Arabidopsis here we show that photosystem stoichiometry adjustment is primarily driven by the regulation of photosystem I content and that this forms the major thylakoid proteomic response under light quality. Using light and redox signaling mutants, we further show that the light quality‐ responsive accumulation of photosystem I gene transcripts and proteins requires phytochrome B photoreceptor but not plastoquinone redox signaling as previously suggested. In far‐red light, the increased acceptor side limitation might deplete active photosystem I pool, further contributing to the adjustment of photosystem stoichiometry.