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Chloroplast small heat-shock proteins protect photosynthesis during heavy metal stress
American Journal of Botany
Plants can accumulate heavy metals when exposed to them at high levels. These metals can interfere with photosynthesis. Limited evidence suggests that increased synthesis of some heat-shock proteins (Hsps) may be a general plant response to metal stress, but the specific functions or structures protected by Hsps remain unidentified. Chloroplast small Hsps (smHsps) protect photosynthetic electron transport (Ph et ) during heat, oxidative, and photoinhibitory stress, but it is not known ifdoi:10.3732/ajb.91.9.1312 pmid:21652363 fatcat:e5k55fjfsfabbg2l6y63faphk4