eyespot in chlamydomonas

Copyright © 2021 by the Genetics Society of America, * Department of Biology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington 98416-0320, † Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, ‡ Department of Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721. Linkage and complementation analyses: Each of the mutants with aberrant eyespot morphology was crossed to each of two strains bearing complementing arg7 alleles, arg7-8 and arg7-2 (Matagne 1978; Harris 1989). Our two eyeless loci are unlinked to, and the mutations complement, eye1 alleles (see Table 1). By complementation testing, we determined that the ey-1 strain, ey-550, and ey-627 harbor noncomplementing mutations and thus contain ey-1 alleles on linkage group X (Smythet al. free access. A kill curve showed ∼80% survival for this exposure time. The min1 phenotype is exacerbated when the mutation is in combination with a mlt1 allele. They get their color from carotenoid pigments contained in bodies called pigment granules. Eyespots in cells grown on acetate medium have nearly wild-type morphology with apposed membranes (Figure 5B). min1 mlt1 double mutants have a synthetic phenotype different from either parent. The subsequent change in intracellular calcium concentration is thought to affect the activity of the two flagella differentially, as has been demonstrated in vitro (Kamiya and Witman 1984). He later discovered, by subjecting cells to monochromatic light of different wave-lengths, that Chlamydomonas showed In addition to the two-eyespot cells, 14% had one eyespot, and 13% had more than two eyespots. That 62% of the cells examined have eyespots that are aligned or are 180° from each other and are all in the flagellar hemisphere is suggestive that some positional cues have been retained. Microbiol Rev 44:572–630, Foster KW, Saranak J, Patel N, Zarilli G, Okabe M, Kline T, Nakanishi K (1984) A rhodopsin is the functional photoreceptor for phototaxis in the unicellular eukaryote Chlamydomonas. To identify components important for the positioning and assembly of a functional eyespot, … Here, we isolated an eyespot-less mutant that clearly exhibits phototaxis. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a single-celled green alga that phototaxes toward light by means of a light-sensitive organelle, the eyespot. One of the obstacles on the road from endosymbiont to becoming an organelle is to ensure segregation into new cells at mitosis and meiosis. In the min1 mutant 12-12, the eyespots are smaller than those of wild type whether the cells are grown on M or R as shown by light microscopy (Figure 3). The flagellum and rootlets in the left half of the cell (trans with respect to the eyespot) were retained from the mother cell. Our interest in the Chlamydomonas eyespot is in how the signal transduction components in the plasma membrane are assembled with the chloroplast envelope, reflective carotenoid pigment granule layers, and thylakoid membranes to form a functional light-sensing organelle. (B) min1 grown in R medium. The cells were scraped from the surface and resuspended in liquid M medium. It is formed by a hexagonal array of carotenoid-filled pigment granules (Nakamuraet al. In this screen, three aberrant phenotypes were identified: (1) the “eyeless” phenotype, or cells with no pigment patches observable by light microscopy; (2) the “miniature” phenotype, or cells with a smaller than normal eyespot; (3) the “multiple” phenotype, or cells with multiple eyespots. While the daughter cells are still attached to one another, these new eyespots are 180° from each other and 90° from the cleavage plane and the location of the old eyespot (Holmes and Dutcher 1989). Because carotenoid biosynthetic pathway mutants are defective in photosynthesis (Sager and Zalokar 1958; Spreitzer and Mets 1981), the collection should not include strains defective in steps leading up to carotene biosynthesis. This is not the case in Chlorophyta. Biochem Soc Trans 33:863–866, Nonnengässer C, Holland EM, Harz H, Hegemann P (1996) The nature of rhodopsin-triggered photocurrents in Chlamydomonas. PLoS Pathog 11:e1005275, Hartshorne JN (1953) The function of the eyespot in Chlamydomonas. The addition of this mutant to the group occurred during analysis of a linkage matrix of ten mutants in the large nonphototactic collection chosen at random. It has been shown that treatment of cells with reactive oxygen species (ROS) reagents biases the phototactic sign to positive, … Carot enoids were extracted with acetone-methanol (7:3, v/v) in darkness at room temperature until the precipitated cell material was colour less. eye2 mutants never acquire eyespots or the ability to phototax during extended culturing. These pigment granules are organized in hexagonal arrays and are subtended by thylakoid membranes (Nakamuraet al. Arrows indicate positions of eyespots. Our interest is in understanding both the structural basis of the organization of the eyespot across the cell/organelle boundary and the timing and localization of the organelle in the cell during growth and cell division. Mol Plant 3:314–325, Deininger W, Kroger P, Hegemann U, Lottspeich F, Hegemann P (1995) Chlamyrhodopsin represents a new type of sensory photoreceptor. In Fig 3. (C) Looking down on the flagellar pole, the eyespot (E) is positioned just clockwise of the daughter four-membered microtubule rootlet (4, four-membered microtubule rootlets; 2, two-membered microtubule rootlets; F, flagella; Holmes and Dutcher 1989). We have observed that, like wild-type cells, mlt1 cells absorb the eyespots during division. Search for more papers by this author. The eyespot is composed of photoreceptor and Ca++-channel signal transduction components in the plasma membrane of the cell and reflective carotenoid pigment layers in an underlying region of the large chloroplast. The carotenoid granule layers were hypothesized to have two functions: they reflect photons that pass unabsorbed through the plasma membrane back onto the photoreceptors in the plasma membrane, and they block light coming through the cell body from other directions. Glutaraldehyde (1 μl) was added to 1 ml of each culture, and cells were harvested at 5000 rpm. —Light microscopy of mutant strains. 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Trends Plant Sci 17:546–555, Matsunaga S, Watanabe S, Sakaushi S, Miyamura S, Hori T (2003) Screening effect diverts the swimming directions from diaphototactic to positive phototactic in a disk-shaped green flagellate, Melkonian M, Robenek H (1980) Eyespot membranes of, Mittelmeier TM, Berthold P, Danon A, Lamb MR, Levitan A, Rice ME, Dieckmann C (2008) C2 domain protein MIN1 promotes eyespot organization in, Mittelmeier TM, Dieckmann C, Boyd JS, Lamb MR (2011) Asymmetric properties of the, Mittelmeier TM, Thompson MD, Oztürk E, Dieckmann C (2013) Independent localization of plasma membrane and chloroplast components during eyespot assembly. Since eyespots are observed by light microscopy in eye1 mutants that have reached stationary phase, it was not surprising to observe organized eyespots by electron microscopy (Figure 4E). The function of the eyespot in phototaxis of the flagellate green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Dangeard was studied using quantitative reflection confocal laser scanning microscopy and photoelectric measurements. We expected that we might identify several more loci of this type. Haploid phototaxis-negative Arg- progeny of opposite mating types were mated and diploids were recovered on medium lacking arginine. Since the strains were grown on minimal medium without an added carbon source throughout the mutagenesis and enrichment procedure, all of the mutants retain photosynthetic capability. King. Photochem Photobiol 37:189–194, Nagel G, Ollig D, Fuhrmann M, Kateriya S, Musti AM, Bamberg E, Hegemann P (2002) Channelrhodopsin-1: a light-gated proton channel in green algae. Carotenoid granules subtended by thylakoid membranes (TM) are arranged in stacked rows. "+Math.floor(new Date().getTime()/3600000); Surprisingly we found that both eye2 and eye3 mutants appear to have carotenoid pigment granules (Figure 4, F and G). Both eye2 and eye3 were found to be epistatic to min1 and mlt1; i.e., any combination of an eyeless mutation and a mini- or multi-eye mutation resulted in the eyeless phenotype. 1973). Five multiple eyespot mutants are all in the same group and the fourth group is composed of the four miniature eyespot mutants. Intriguingly, the phototactic sign (the direction of cell migration) in this mutant is opposite to that of the wild type after treatment with reagents that enhance the sign, a property that we also detected in previously reported eyespot-less … The Photoreception and signal transduction. Eyespot, a heavily pigmented region in certain one-celled organisms that apparently functions in light reception. An equivalent fraction had very tiny pigment spots that were displaced in the cell toward the region of the chloroplast closest to the base of the flagella. A, however, the central area seems greatly distorted, and the rod-shaped mass seems to have displaced both the chloroplast and cell membranes. Mast (1911) held that in Chlamydomonas there is no visible structure upon which the eyespot can cast a shadow, though he suggested that if it plays a part in phototaxis at all, its primary function must be the absorption of light. eyespot for the retinal-based photoreceptor are dis cussed. One additional eyeless mutant strain is in a complementation group by itself. We find it intriguing that the MIN1, MLT1(PTX4), and EYE2 loci are closely linked to each other; this clustering may allow cell-cycle or other coordinated control of expression. Isolation of carotenoids. Eyespot assembly and positioning are governed by several genetic loci that have been identified in forward genetic screens for phototaxis-defective mutants. Arrowheads indicate positions of representative carotenoid particles. Sign up to receive alert notifications of new articles. Crucial features required for function as a light-sensing organelle and signal transducer affecting swimming behavior are (1) a light-signal transduction cascade, i.e., photon capture, membrane depolarization, and flagellar waveform change; (2) a structure that allows discernment of light direction, i.e., the elaborate layered membrane organization of the eyespot; and (3) precise placement of the organelle relative to the flagella, required for coupling the space/time of light reception to the space/time of the flagellar response accurately. Most lts1-211 cells have no detectable eyespot and reduced carotenoid levels. 1995; C. L. Dieckmann, unpublished data), which places the MLT1/(PTX4) locus on the left arm of linkage group XII/XIII (P. Kathir, Chlamydomonas Stock Center webpage). The reflective properties of the eyespot and the photoreceptor current of the C. reinhardtii eyespot mutant ey 627, mt − were compared with those of Chlamydomonas strains … Part of Springer Nature. Efficient method yields 168 independent nonphototactic strains: C. reinhardtii wild-type strain 137c was mutagenized with ultraviolet light and enriched for non-phototactic cells as described in materials and methods (Stavis and Hirschberg 1973). Particle density in other areas of the plasmalemma E face was determined to be 1570 + 407 particles//tm2 giving a PF/EF ratio of about 1.9. Characterization of these four loci will provide a beginning for the understanding of eyespot assembly and localization in the cell. Organelles such as flagella and light-sensing eyespots must also be correctly positioned in the new cells for proper function. The MIN1, MLT1(PTX4), and EYE2 loci are closely linked to each other; EYE3 is unlinked to the other three loci. To this end, we have isolated and characterized several mutant strains with aberrant eyespot assembly. As shown here, multiple pigment granule layers are separated by thylakoid membranes. Eyespots also occur in single-celled protists like Euglena and Chlamydomonas, where it is connected to the flagellum. One four-membered microtubule rootlet and one two-membered rootlet are associated with each of the basal bodies (mother and daughter) and extend from the basal body region to the equator of the cell. Arrowheads indicate positions of representative carotenoid particles. In cross-section, the carotenoid-filled lipid granules (arrowheads) are in a closely packed, linear array directly beneath the inner envelope membrane. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Eyeless mutations define two new loci, EYE2 and EYE3: As described by Hartshorne (1953), one of the first mutant strains of Chlamydomonas to be characterized was an eyeless strain. Many people have contributed to this study, including K. E. Huey, L. Kenaga, D. L. Bentley, J. Ehle, M. Essary, J. J. Anderson, T. Little, F. Sibayan, K. Campbell, and S. J. As might be expected, eye2 eye3 double mutants are eyeless and do not acquire the ability to phototax in stationary phase, which is similar to eye2 single mutants. Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461 . Since the enrichment and screening procedures required that the cells be able to swim, mutant strains with gross defects in swimming should not be included in the collection. In general, the double-mutant eyespots are smaller and more disordered than those of min1 single mutants. Eyespot morphology mutants define four loci: Both linkage and complementation analyses were used to characterize the 27 morphologically defective mutant strains. Cells in stationary phase cultures acquire additional eyespots with time in culture. Occasionally in a wild-type population of cells a cell with two eyespots is observed following cytokinesis (Holmes and Dutcher 1989). 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Mutations in two genes result in the absence of the reflective pigment layer, mutations in the third gene result in small pigment patches, and mutations in a fourth gene result in multiple, pigmented eyespots. On the second day, the tubes were placed in a box with a 0.5-cm-wide slit that illuminated the tubes at the bottom. The Genetics Society of America (GSA), founded in 1931, is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics. Named ey-1, this mutant strain is still available from the stock center, as are strains named ey-550 and ey-627 (Morel-Laurens and Bird 1984; Kreimeret al. 1995; C. L. Dieckmann, unpublished results). The eye2 and eye3 mutants do not assemble a pigment granule apparatus observable by light microscopy. Influence of monovalent ions. Interestingly, we found that the ultrastructural phenotype of min1 mutants depends on whether the medium is supplemented with acetate. The eye2 and eye3 phenotype is epistatic to that of min1 and mlt1: To investigate whether the four gene products function in the same or different eyespot assembly or positioning pathways, double-mutant strains were constructed and the eyespot phenotypes were examined. Sections were cut by D. Bentley (Imaging Facility, University of Arizona), mounted on copper grids, and stained with a saturated solution of uranyl acetate (10 min, RT) and Reynold’s lead citrate (1.5 min, RT). Not logged in Similarly one may ask, what is the function of eyespot in Chlamydomonas? —Chlamydomonas eyespot. In the mechanism underlying the phototactic behavior of Chlamydomonas , Ca2+ has been thought to control the dominance between the two flagella so as to steer the cell to correct directions. Schematic diagrams of a Chlamydomonas cell and its phototactic behavior. The three apposed membranes (inner and outer chloroplast envelope and plasma membranes) show no distortion and the eyespots often show the regular, multilayer phenotype of wild-type eyespots (see Figure 4C). Under the light microscope, eyespots appear as dark, orange-reddish spots or stigmata. Other structures are the nucleus (N), the mitochondria (M), the pyrenoid (P). Thanks to Elizabeth Harris for sending strains from the Chlamydomonas Stock Center. Four loci were identified. Therefore, supernumerary eyespots are not due to being retained from the parental cell. Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New … Cells were harvested at 5000 rpm and mixed 1:1 with 2% formaldehyde (100% paraformaldehyde stock diluted in heat-treated water and neutralized with sodium hydroxide), 0.25% glutaraldehyde (50% stock) in 50 mm cacodylate, and microwaved three times for 30 sec to accelerate fixation (Gibersonet al. Most of the cells phototaxed to the lighted bottom portion of the tube. This study is a beginning for the understanding of eyespot structure and function in C. reinhardtii and other related algae. In Figure 4A and Figure 5A the tannic acid incubation was omitted and cells were imbedded in LR White instead of Epon-Araldite. Light microscopy: Cultures of each strain were grown for 6 days in M medium or for 2 days in R medium. Media, culture conditions, and strains: M medium is Sager and Granick medium I with Hutner’s trace elements (Harris 1989). Complementation/recombination groups of mutants with aberrant eyespots. The phototactic behavior of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is thought to rely on photoreception by the eyespot apparatus. eye3 mutant strains do acquire phototactic ability after extended time in stationary phase; however, we have never observed them to acquire pigmented eyespots. The photoreceptor in Euglena is known as a blue-light-activated adenylyl cyclase, because on excitation these receptor proteins produces cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) as a second messenger. After 20 min of illumination at 40 cm from a fluorescent bar lamp, the tubes were removed from the box and examined. In Chlamydomonas, the eyespot proteome is made of 200 different proteins. (D) Wild type grown in R medium. Three different phenotypes were observed: no eyespots, multiple eyespots, or smaller than wild-type eyespots. However, eyespots of cells grown in acetate-free medium have an aberrant morphology in which cytoplasm is often apparent between the plasma membrane and the underlying chloroplast envelope (Figure 4B), and thylakoid membranes and stroma are seen between the chloroplast envelope and the pigment granules, which are often jumbled rather than in neat layers (Figures 4B and 5A). Identifying only three loci may suggest the following: (1) that the structure is quite simple, (2) that other structural or regulatory elements of the system are essential gene products and would not have been identified in this analysis, or (3) that the genome has not been saturated for mutations that would result in the eyeless phenotype. Sci Rep 6:37096, Berthold P, Tsunoda SP, Ernst OP, Mages W, Gradmann D, Hegemann P (2008) Channelrhodopsin-1 initiates phototaxis and photophobic responses in Chlamydomonas by immediate light-induced depolarization. List of Publication » Functional analysis of the eyespot in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutant ey 627, mt−Kreimer G, Overländer C, Sineshchekov OA, et al. As shown by suction pipette recording, the light-triggered calcium channel is also in the plasma membrane overlying the region of the pigmented eyespot (Harz and Hegemann 1991). (A) Wild type; (B) min1; (C and D) two configurations of mlt1; (E) min1 mlt1; (F) eye1; (G) eye2; (H) eye3. Mutants with aberrant eyespot morphology: The 168 mutant strains were screened visually with an oil immersion objective (×1000 magnification) for eyespot pigment patches that were other than wild type in size and/or location. R medium is M medium with 0.1% sodium acetate added. Methods for mating, recovery of diploids, and tetrad dissection were as described (Harris 1989). Inventions. The signal transduction machinery including chlamyopsin and a light-gated calcium channel lie in the plasma membrane. Eyespot ultrastructure in Chlamydomonas 483 visible in Fig. This is not the case in Chlorophyta. The right half structures (cis with respect to the eyespot) were assembled during the division that produced this daughter cell. People. Its proteomic analysis resulted in the identification of 202 different proteins with at least two different peptides (984 in total). We do not retain these email addresses. (A) Wild type; (B) min1; (C) mlt1; (D) min1 mlt1; (E) eye1; (F) eye2; (G) eye3. The function of the eyespot in Chlamydomonas 293 locomotion by a direct influence on the flagellum. (1992)PlantaJournal article Home. Ranging from small, undifferentiated multicellular clusters to large, well-differentiated spherical colonies, the volvocine … Image in C is one-half the magnification of the rest to show both eyespots. Between 2 and 7 × 107 cells in 1 ml were pipetted into 3-cm-diameter petri dishes and exposed to UV radiation at a distance of ∼10 cm for 45 sec. J Biol Chem 287:40083–40090, Lundquist PK, Davis JI, van Wijk KJ (2012) ABC1K atypical kinases in plants: filling the organellar kinase void. In logarithmically growing cultures of the mlt1 strains, most cells have two eyespots, 36% with both in line on the same side of the cell, one in the normal equatorial location and the other closer to the flagella. The plasma membrane and chloroplast envelope are not apposed in min1 mutants grown on medium lacking acetate: All of the strains in this study can grow photosynthetically on a standard laboratory culture medium lacking a carbon source (M medium; see materials and methods). A chlamydomonas cell or Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,is a single celled green alga about 10 micrometers in diameter that swims with two flagella. The influx of calcium triggers the transient opening of voltage-gated calcium channels in the flagella (Harz and Hegemann 1991). In Figure 4D (provided by K. E. Huey), microwaving was omitted. J Cell Biol 33:543–571, Roberts DG, Lamb MR, Dieckmann C (2001) Characterization of the, Rüffer U, Nultsch W (1985) High-speed cinematographic analysis of the movement of Chlamydomonas. In all, 27 mutant strains had one of these three different phenotypes. A cruciate microtubule “rootlet” structure is oriented at a 45° angle to the plane of the flagella. The eyeless phenotype is suggestive of a defect in organizing the granules into regular arrays, rather than in formation of the granules. PETER SATIR. The Chlamydomonas reinhardtii eyespot is the most well-studied photoreceptive structure guiding cellular movement. The number of pigment granules is significantly less than that of wild type as shown by electron microscopy (Figures 4B and 5, A and B). As shown in Table 1, the 27 strains fall into four complementation/linkage groups. These EYE genes could code for essential structural components of the eyespot or positively regulate the pathway of assembly. The mechanism for the segregation of mitochondria and chloroplasts and other organelles during division is still a mystery. Electron microscopy: Cultures of each strain were grown for 8 days in M medium or for 3 days in R medium. If the light intensity is too strong, the response of the two flagella is reversed and the cell turns away from the light (Rüffer and Nultsch 1997). (A) min1 grown in M medium. Nature 351:489–491, Hegemann P (1997) Vision in microalgae. In addition, we directly showed that the cell body acts as a convex lens. The light-sensing eyespot is a complex sandwich composed of plasma membrane, outer and inner chloroplast membranes, and multiple layers of granules in the stroma of the chloroplast interleaved with thylakoid membranes (see Figure 1A). If the diploid was able to phototax, the two mutants were placed in different complementation groups; if the diploid was unable to phototax, the mutants were placed in the same group. Species have been described (Pascher, I932) in which the eyespot is typically Bars, 100 nm. All of the mutations were shown to be recessive in diploids obtained by crossing the mutant strains to wild-type 137c. The bar indicates 1 ^m. We thank them for their help with genetics, phenotypic characterization, and microscopy. It is generally found in a habitat rich in ammonium salt. It possesses red eye spots for photosensitivity and … The portion of the eyespot visible as a round orange patch by light microscopy is located in the stroma of the chloroplast. Screening: After four or five enrichments, individual cultures were diluted and spread on R plates. Here we summarize what is known about eyespot function, assembly and placement, and highlight the development of new tools and approaches that will aid in illuminating Chlamydomonas eyespot structure and function. New Phytol 52:292–297, Harz H, Hegemann P (1991) Rhodopsin-regulated calcium currents in Chlamydomonas. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. mlt1(ptx4) mutants have multiple eyespots. 1992). 1975). These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. Confocal microscopy studies have confirmed that the pigmented layers act as a reflector of light (Kreimer and Melkonian 1990; Schaller and Uhl 1997). Therefore, it may be possible that additional members of the multiple eye group and/or the other three groups have not been identified in the collection as a whole. J Cell Sci 114:3857–3863, Geimer S, Melkonian M (2005) Centrin scaffold in, Govorunova EG, Jung K-H, Sineshchekov OA, Spudich JL (2004) Chlamydomonas sensory rhodopsins A and B: cellular content and role in photophobic responses. 1995). Vision evolved in motile, single-celled, green algae to enhance photosynthetic capability. However, min1 cells grown on acetate assemble small but more normal-looking eyespots with the membranes apposed. In all cases, cultures were tested at an approximate density of 1 × 106 cells/ml. The cultures were kept in the dark for 8 hr and then transferred to 30 ml of liquid M medium in large test tubes (25 × 150 mm) and grown at 25° in light. This hypothesis would explain why we observe cytoplasm between the plasma membrane and the chloroplast in min1 mutant strains. 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