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Research Article

A Rice Plastidial Nucleotide Sugar Epimerase Is Involved in Galactolipid Biosynthesis and Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

  • Chunlai Li,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Yiqin Wang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Linchuan Liu,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Yingchun Hu,

    Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

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  • Fengxia Zhang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Sod Mergen,

    Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

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  • Guodong Wang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Michael R. Schläppi,

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Chengcai Chu mail

    ccchu@genetics.ac.cn

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Published: July 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002196

About the Authors

Chunlai Li, Yiqin Wang, Linchuan Liu, Fengxia Zhang, Guodong Wang, Michael R. Schläppi, Chengcai Chu
State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Center for Plant Gene Research, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Chunlai Li, Linchuan Liu
Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Yingchun Hu, Sod Mergen
College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
Michael R. Schläppi
Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ccchu@genetics.ac.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL CC. Performed the experiments: CL YW YH LL FZ. Analyzed the data: CL GW S MRS. Wrote the paper: CL MRS CC.