Niyogi Lab Publications


Malnoë A, Schultink A, Shahrasbi S, Rumeau D, Havaux M, Niyogi KK. The Plastid Lipocalin LCNP is Required for Sustained Photoprotective Energy Dissipation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell December 2017. DOI:

Park S, Fischer AL, Li Z, Bassi R, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. Snapshot Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Carotenoid Radical Cations in High-Light-Acclimating Thylakoid Membranes.  Phys Chem Lett. 2017 Nov 2:5548-5554. [Epub ahead of print]

Leonelli L, Brooks MD, Niyogi KK. Engineering the lutein epoxide cycle into Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 31. 

Leuenberger M, Morris JM, Chan AM, Leonelli L, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. Dissecting and modeling zeaxanthin- and lutein-dependent nonphotochemical quenching in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Niyogi KK.  Editorial overview: Physiology and metabolism: Light responses from photoreceptors to photosynthesis and photoprotection. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 37: iv-vi.

Xu CS, Hayworth KJ, Lu Z, Grob P, Hassan AM, García-Cerdán JG, Niyogi KK, Nogales E, Weinberg RJ, Hess HF (2017). Enhanced FIB-SEM systems for large-volume 3D imaging. eLife 6:e25916.

Roth MS, Cokus SJ, Gallaher SD, Walter A, Lopez D, Erickson E, Endelman B, Westcott D, Larabell CA, Merchant SS, Pellegrini M, Niyogi KK (2017). Chromosome-level genome assembly and transcriptome of the green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis illuminates astaxanthin production.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114: E4296-E4305.

Gee CW, Niyogi KK (2017). The carbonic anhydrase CAH1 is an essential component of the carbon-concentrating mechanism in Nannochloropsis oceanica. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114: 4537-4542.

Kirst H, Gabilly ST, Niyogi KK, Lemaux PG, Melis A (2017). Photosynthetic antenna engineering to improve crop yields. Planta 245: 1009-1020.

Dall'Osto L, Cazzaniga S, Bressan M, Paleček D, Židek K, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR, Zigmantas D, Bassi R (2017). Two mechanisms for dissipation of excess light in monomeric and trimeric light-harvesting complexes. Nature Plants 3: 17033.


Allorent, G., Lefebvre-Legendre, L., Chappuis, R., Kuntz, M., Truong, TB., Niyogi KK., Ulm, R., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M. UV-B photoreceptor-mediated protection of the photosynthetic machinery in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Dec 20;113(51):14864-14869.

Głowacka K, Kromdijk J, Leonelli L, Niyogi KK, Clemente TE, Long SP. An evaluation of new and established methods to determine T-DNA copy number and homozygosity in transgenic plants. Plant Cell Environ. 2016 Apr;39(4):908-17.

Kromdijk, J., Głowacka1, K., Leonelli, L., Gabilly, S. Iwai, M., Niyogi, K., Long, S. Improving photosynthesis and crop productivity by accelerating recovery from photoprotection. Science Science 18 Nov 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6314, pp. 857-861.

Li Z, Peers G, Dent RM, Bai Y, Yang SY, Apel W, Leonelli L, Niyogi KK. Evolution of an atypical de-epoxidase for photoprotection in the green lineage. Nat Plants 12:16140.

Leonelli L, Erickson E, Lyska D, Niyogi KK. Transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana for rapid functional analysis of genes involved in non-photochemical quenching and carotenoid biosynthesis. Plant J. 2016 88: 375–386

Correa-Galvis V, Redekop P, Guan K, Griess A, Truong TB, Wakao S, Niyogi KK, Jahns P. Photosystem II Subunit PsbS Is Involved in the Induction of LHCSR Protein-dependent Energy Dissipation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J Biol Chem 291:17478-87.

Armbruster U, Leonelli L, Correa Galvis V, Strand D, Quinn EH, Jonikas MC, Niyogi KK. Regulation and Levels of the Thylakoid K+/H+ Antiporter KEA3 Shape the Dynamic Response of Photosynthesis in Fluctuating Light. Plant Cell Physiol. 2016 May 6. pii: pcw085. [Epub ahead of print]

Ballottari M, Truong TB, De Re E, Erickson E, Stella GR, Fleming GR, Bassi R, Niyogi KK. Identification of pH-sensing Sites in the Light Harvesting Complex Stress-related 3 Protein Essential for Triggering Non-photochemical Quenching in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J Biol Chem. 291:7334-46.

Brzezowski P, Sharifi MN, Dent RM, Morhard MK, Niyogi KK, Grimm B. Mg chelatase in chlorophyll synthesis and retrograde signaling in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: CHLI2 cannot substitute for CHLI1. J Exp Bot. 67:3925-38.

Głowacka K, Kromdijk J, Leonelli L, Niyogi KK, Clemente TE, Long SP. An evaluation of new and established methods to determine T-DNA copy number and homozygosity in transgenic plants. Plant Cell Environ. 39:908-17

Tibiletti T, Hernández-Prieto MA, Matthijs HC, Niyogi KK, Funk C. Deletion of the gene family of small chlorophyll-binding proteins (ScpABCDE) offsets C/N homeostasis in Synechocystis PCC 6803. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1857:396-407.


Ort DR, Merchant SS, Alric J, Barkan A, Blankenship RE, Bock R, Croce R, Hanson MR, Hibberd JM, Long SP, Moore TA, Moroney J, Niyogi KK, Parry MA, Peralta-Yahya PP, Prince RC, Redding KE, Spalding MH, van Wijk KJ, Vermaas WF, von Caemmerer S, Weber AP, Yeates TO, Yuan JS, Zhu XG. Redesigning photosynthesis to sustainably meet global food and bioenergy demand. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112:8529-36.

Tietz S, Puthiyaveetil S, Enlow HM, Yarbrough R, Wood M, Semchonok DA, Lowry T, Li Z, Jahns P, Boekema EJ, Lenhert S, Niyogi KK, Kirchhoff H. Functional Implications of Photosystem II Crystal Formation in Photosynthetic Membranes. J Biol Chem. 290:14091-106.

Erickson E, Wakao S, Niyogi KK. Light stress and photoprotection in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Journal Mar 11.

Dent RM, Sharifi MN, Malnoë A, Haglund C, Calderon RH, Wakao S, Niyogi KK. 2015. Large-scale insertional mutagenesis of Chlamydomonas supports phylogenomic functional prediction of photosynthetic genes and analysis of classical acetate-requiring mutants. The Plant Journal 82: 337-351.

Ngan CY, Wong CH, Choi C, Yoshinaga Y, Louie K, Jia J, Chen C, Bowen B, Cheng H, Leonelli L, Kuo R, Baran R, García-Cerdán JG, Pratap A, Wang M, Lim J, Tice H, Daum C, Xu J, Northen T, Visel A, Bristow J, Niyogi KK, Wei CL. Lineage-specific chromatin signatures reveal a regulator of lipid metabolism in microalgae. Nat Plants 1:15107.


Sylak-Glassman EJ, Malnoë A, De Re E, Brooks MD, Fischer AL, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. 2014. Distinct roles of the photosystem II protein PsbS and zeaxanthin in the regulation of light harvesting in plants revealed by fluorescence lifetime snapshots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111: 17498-17503.

Onoa B, Schneider AR, Brooks MD, Grob P, Nogales E, Geissler PL, Niyogi KK, Bustamante C. 2014. Atomic force microscopy of photosystem II and its unit cell clustering quantitatively delineate the mesoscale variability in Arabidopsis thylakoids. PLoS One 9(7): e101470.

Brzezowski P, Schlicke H, Richter A, Dent RM, Niyogi KK, Grimm B. 2014. The GUN4 protein plays a regulatory role in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis and chloroplast-to-nucleus signalling in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Journal 79: 285-298.

Wakao S, Chin BL, Ledford HK, Dent RM, Casero D, Pellegrini M, Merchant SS, Niyogi KK. 2014. Phosphoprotein SAK1 is a regulator of acclimation to singlet oxygen in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiieLife 3: e02286.

Clausen CH, Brooks MD, Li T-D, Grob P, Kemalyan G, Nogales E, Niyogi KK, Fletcher DA. 2014. Dynamic mechanical responses of Arabidopsis thylakoid membranes during PSII-specific illumination. Biophysical Journal 106: 1864-1870.

Johnson X, Steinbeck J, Dent RM, Takahashi H, Richaud P, Ozawa S-I, Houille-Vernes L, Petroutsos D, Rappaport F, Grossman AR, Niyogi KK, Hippler M, Alric J. 2014. Proton gradient regulation 5-mediated cyclic electron flow under ATP- or redox-limited conditions: a study of ΔATpase pgr5 and ΔrbcL pgr5 mutants in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiPlant Physiology 165: 438-452.

Shih PM, Zarzycki J, Niyogi KK, Kerfeld CA. 2014. Introduction of a synthetic CO₂-fixing photorespiratory bypass into a cyanobacterium. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289: 9493-9500.


Calderon RH, García-Cerdán JG, Malnoë A, Cook R, Russell JJ, Gaw C, Dent RM, de Vitry C, Niyogi KK. 2013. A conserved rubredoxin is necessary for photosystem II accumulation in diverse oxygenic photoautotrophs. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288: 26688-26696.
Kobayashi K, Sasaki D, Noguchi K, Fujinuma D, Komatsu H, Kobayashi M, Sato M, Toyooka K, Sugimoto K, Niyogi KK, Wada H, Masuda T. 2013. Photosynthesis of root chloroplasts developed in Arabidopsis lines overexpressing GOLDEN2-LIKE transcription factorsPlant Cell Physiology 54: 1365-1377.
Brooks MD, Sylak-Glassman EJ, Fleming GR, Niyogi KK. 2013. A thioredoxin-like/β-propeller protein maintains the efficiency of light harvesting in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: E2733-2740.
Allorent G, Tokutsu R, Roach T, Peers G, Cardol P, Girard-Bascou J, Seigneurin-Berny D, Petroutsos D, Kuntz M, Breyton C, Franck F, Wollman F-A, Niyogi KK, Krieger-Liszkay A, Minagawa J, Finazzi G. 2013. A dual strategy to cope with high light in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Cell 25: 545-557.
Duanmu D, Casero D, Dent RM, Gallaher S, Yang W, Rockwell NC, Martin SS, Pellegrini M, Niyogi KK, Merchant SS, Grossman AR, Lagarias JC. 2013. Retrograde bilin signaling enables Chlamydomonas greening and phototrophic survival. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 3621-3626.
Heinnickel ML, Alric J, Wittkopp T, Yang W, Catalanotti C, Dent R, Niyogi KK, Wollman F-A, Grossman AR. 2013. Novel thylakoid membrane GreenCut protein CPLD38 impacts accumulation of the cytochrome b6f complex and associated regulatory processes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288: 7024-7036.
Caliandro R, Nagel KA, Kastenholz B, Bassi R, Li Z, Niyogi KK, Pogson BJ, Schurr U, Matsubara S. 2013. Effects of altered α- and β-branch carotenoid biosynthesis on photoprotection and whole-plant acclimation of Arabidopsis to photo-oxidative stress. Plant, Cell & Environment 36: 438-453.


Cazzaniga S, Li Z, Niyogi KK, Bassi R, Dall’Osto L. 2012. The Arabidopsis szl1 mutant reveals a critical role of b-carotene in photosystem I photoprotection. Plant Physiology 159: 1745-1758.

Amarnath K, Zaks J, Park SD, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. 2012. Fluorescence lifetime snapshots reveal two rapidly reversible mechanisms of photoprotection in live cells of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 8405-8410.

Vieler A, Wu G, Tsai C-H, Bullard B, Cornish AJ, Harvey C, Reca I-B, Thornburg C, Achawanantakun R, Buehl CJ, Campbell MS, Cavalier D, Childs KL, Clark TJ, Deshpande R, Erickson E, Ferguson AA, Handee W, Kong Q, Li X, Liu B, Lundback S, Peng C, Roston RL,  Sanjaya, Simpson JP, TerBush A, Warakanont J, Zäuner S, Farre EM, Hegg EL, Jiang N, Kuo M-H, Lu Y, Niyogi KK, Ohlrogge J, Osteryoung KW, Shachar-Hill Y, Sears BB, Sun Y, Takahashi H, Yandell M, Shiu S-H, Benning C. 2012. Genome, functional gene annotation, and nuclear transformation of the heterokont oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779PLoS Genetics 8: e1003064.

Tran PT, Sharifi MN, Poddar S, Dent RM, Niyogi KK. 2012. Intragenic Enhancers and Suppressors of Phytoene Desaturase Mutations in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiPloS ONE 7: e42196.

Zaks J, Amarnath K, Kramer DM, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. 2012. A kinetic model of rapidly reversible nonphotochemical quenching. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 15757-62.

Li Z, Keasling JD, Niyogi KK. 2012. Overlapping photoprotective function of vitamin E and carotenoids in ChlamydomonasPlant Physiology 158: 313-23.

Fischer BB, Ledford HK, Wakao S, Huang SY G, Casero D, Pellegrini M, Merchant SS, Koller A, Eggen RIL, Niyogi KK. 2012. SINGLET OXYGEN RESISTANT 1 links reactive electrophile signaling to singlet oxygen acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: E1302-11.


Kilian O, Benemann CSE, Niyogi KK, Vick B. 2011. High-efficiency homologous recombination in the oil-producing alga Nannochloropsis sp.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 21265-9.

Bonente G, Ballottari M, Truong TB, Morosinotto T, Ahn TK, Fleming GR, Niyogi KK, Bassi R. 2011. Analysis of LHCSR3, a protein essential for feedback de-excitation in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. PLoS Biology 9: e1000577.

Murchie EH, Niyogi KK. 2011. Manipulation of photoprotection to improve plant photosynthesisPlant Physiology 155: 86-92.

Brooks MD, Niyogi KK. 2011. Use of a pulse-amplitude modulated chlorophyll fluorometer to study the efficiency of photosynthesis in Arabidopsis plantsMethods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.). 775: 299-310.


Jung H-S, Okegawa Y, Shih PM, Kellogg E, Abdel-Ghany SE, Pilon M, Sjölander K, Shikanai T, Niyogi KK. 2010. Arabidopsis thaliana PGR7 encodes a conserved chloroplast protein that is necessary for efficient photosynthetic electron transportPloS ONE 5: e11688.

Meinecke L, Alawady A, Schroda M, Willows R, Kobayashi MC, Niyogi KK, Grimm B, Beck CF. 2010. Chlorophyll-deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that accumulate magnesium protoporphyrin IXPlant Molecular Biology 72: 643-58.

Grossman AR, Karpowicz SJ, Heinnickel M, Dewez D, Hamel B, Dent R, Niyogi KK, Johnson X, Alric J, Wollman F-A, Li H, Merchant SS. 2010. Phylogenomic analysis of the Chlamydomonas genome unmasks proteins potentially involved in photosynthetic function and regulationPhotosynthesis Research 106: 3-17.

Terauchi AM, Peers G, Kobayashi MC, Niyogi KK, Merchant SS. 2010. Trophic status of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii influences the impact of iron deficiency on photosynthesisPhotosynthesis Research 105: 39-49.

Sirikhachornkit A, Niyogi KK (2010). Antioxidants and photo-oxidative stress responses in plants and algae. In:  The chloroplast: basics and applications, Rebeiz CA, Benning C, Bohnert H, Daniell H, Hoober K, Lichtenthaler H, Portis A, and Tripathy B, eds (Dordrecht:  Springer), pp. 379-396.


Peers G, Truong TB, Ostendorf E, Busch A, Elrad D, Grossman AR, Hippler M, Niyogi KK. 2009. An ancient light-harvesting protein is critical for the regulation of algal photosynthesisNature 462: 518-21.

Cohu CM, Abdel-Ghany SE, Gogolin Reynolds KA, Onofrio AM, Bodecker JR, Kimbrel JA, Niyogi KK, Pilon M. 2009. Copper delivery by the copper chaperone for chloroplast and cytosolic copper/zinc-superoxide dismutases: regulation and unexpected phenotypes in an Arabidopsis mutantMolecular Plant 2: 1336-50.

Gutman BL, Niyogi KK. 2009. Evidence for base excision repair of oxidative DNA damage in chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 284: 17006-12.

Li Z, Ahn T K, Avenson TJ, Ballottari M, Cruz JA, Kramer DM, Bassi R, Fleming GR, Keasling JD, Niyogi KK. 2009. Lutein accumulation in the absence of zeaxanthin restores nonphotochemical quenching in the Arabidopsis thaliana npq1 mutantThe Plant Cell 21: 1798-812.

Ahn TK, Avenson TJ, Peers G, Li Z, Dall’Osto L, Bassi R, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. 2009. Investigating energy partitioning during photosynthesis using an expanded quantum yield convention. Chemical Physics 357: 151-158.

Avenson TJ, Ahn T K, Niyogi KK, Ballottari M, Bassi R, Fleming GR. 2009. Lutein can act as a switchable charge transfer quencher in the CP26 light-harvesting complexThe Journal of Biological Chemistry 284: 2830-5.

Kim E-H, Li X-P, Razeghifard R, Anderson JM, Niyogi KK, Pogson BJ, Chow W S. 2009. The multiple roles of light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b-protein complexes define structure and optimize function of Arabidopsis chloroplasts: a study using two chlorophyll b-less mutants. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1787: 973-84.

Jung H-S, Niyogi KK. 2009. Quantitative genetic analysis of thermal dissipation in ArabidopsisPlant Physiology 150(2):977-86.

Li Z, Wakao S, Fischer BB, Niyogi KK. 2009. Sensing and responding to excess lightAnnual Review of Plant Biology 60: 239-60.


Ahn T K, Avenson TJ, Ballottari M, Cheng Y-C, Niyogi KK, Bassi R, Fleming GR. 2008. Architecture of a charge-transfer state regulating light harvesting in a plant antenna proteinScience 320: 794-7.

Cheng Y-C, Ahn T K, Avenson TJ, Zigmantas D, Niyogi KK, Ballottari M, Bassi R, Fleming GR. 2008. Kinetic modeling of charge-transfer quenching in the CP29 minor complexThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112: 13418-23.

Logan BA, Terry SG, Niyogi KK. 2008. Arabidopsis genotypes with differing levels of psbS expression differ in photosystem II quantum yield, xanthophyll cycle pool size, and above-ground growth. International Journal of Plant Sciences169: 597-604.

Peers G, Niyogi KK. 2008.  Pond scum genomics: the genomes of Chlamydomonas and OstreococcusThe Plant Cell 20: 502-7.

Avenson TJ, Ahn T K, Zigmantas D, Niyogi KK, Li Z, Ballottari M, Bassi R, Fleming GR. 2008.  Zeaxanthin radical cation formation in minor light-harvesting complexes of higher plant antennaThe Journal of Biological Chemistry 283: 3550-8.


Merchant SS, Prochnik SE, Vallon O, Harris EH, Karpowicz SJ, Witman GB, Terry A, Salamov A, Fritz-Laylin LK, Maréchal-Drouard L, Marshall WF, Qu LH, Nelson DR, Sanderfoot AA, Spalding MH, Kapitonov VV, Ren Q, Ferris P, Lindquist E, Shapiro H, Lucas SM, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Cardol P, Cerutti H, Chanfreau G, Chen CL, Cognat V, Croft MT, Dent R, Dutcher S, Fernández E, Fukuzawa H, González-Ballester D, González-Halphen D, Hallmann A, Hanikenne M, Hippler M, Inwood W, Jabbari K, Kalanon M, Kuras R, Lefebvre PA, Lemaire SD, Lobanov AV, Lohr M, Manuell A, Meier I, Mets L, Mittag M, Mittelmeier T, Moroney JV, Moseley J, Napoli C, Nedelcu AM, Niyogi K, Novoselov SV, Paulsen IT, Pazour G, Purton S, Ral JP, Riaño-Pachón DM, Riekhof W, Rymarquis L, Schroda M, Stern D, Umen J, Willows R, Wilson N, Zimmer SL, Allmer J, Balk J, Bisova K, Chen CJ, Elias M, Gendler K, Hauser C, Lamb MR, Ledford H, Long JC, Minagawa J, Page MD, Pan J, Pootakham W, Roje S, Rose A, Stahlberg E, Terauchi AM, Yang P, Ball S, Bowler C, Dieckmann CL, Gladyshev VN, Green P, Jorgensen R, Mayfield S, Mueller-Roeber B, Rajamani S, Sayre RT, Brokstein P, Dubchak I, Goodstein D, Hornick L, Huang YW, Jhaveri J, Luo Y, Martínez D, Ngau WC, Otillar B, Poliakov A, Porter A, Szajkowski L, Werner G, Zhou K, Grigoriev IV, Rokhsar DS, Grossman AR. 2007.  The Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions. Science 318:  245-251.

Ledford HK, Chin BL, Niyogi KK. 2007. Acclimation to singlet oxygen stress in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiEukaryotic Cell 6: 919-30.


Shao N, Vallon O, Dent R, Niyogi KK, Beck CF. 2006.  Defects in the cytochrome b6/f complex prevent light-induced expression of nuclear genes involved in chlorophyll biosynthesisPlant Physiology 141: 1128-37.

Pichersky E, Niyogi K. 2006.  Physiology and metabolism: the second coming of plant biochemistry and physiology. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 9: 217–219.

Golan T, Müller-Moulé P, Niyogi KK. 2006. Photoprotection mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana acclimate to high light by increasing photosynthesis and specific antioxidantsPlant, Cell & Environment 29: 879-87.


Ledford HK, Niyogi KK. 2005. Singlet oxygen and photo-oxidative stress management in plants and algae. Plant Cell & Environment 28: 1037–1045.

Holt NE, Zigmantas D, Valkunas L, Li X-P, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. 2005. Carotenoid cation formation and the regulation of photosynthetic light harvestingScience 307: 433-6.

Dent RM, Haglund CM, Chin BL, Kobayashi MC, Niyogi KK. 2005. Functional genomics of eukaryotic photosynthesis using insertional mutagenesis of Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiPlant Physiology 137: 545-56.

Niyogi KK, Li X-P, Rosenberg V, Jung H-S. 2005. Is PsbS the site of non-photochemical quenching in photosynthesis? Journal of Experimental Botany 56: 375-82.

Abdel-Ghany SE, Müller-Moulé P, Niyogi KK, Pilon M, Shikanai T. 2005. Two P-type ATPases are required for copper delivery in Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplastsThe Plant Cell 17: 1233-51.


Müller-Moulé P, Golan T, Niyogi KK. 2004. Ascorbate-deficient mutants of Arabidopsis grow in high light despite chronic photooxidative stressPlant Physiology 134: 1163-72.

Gutman BL, Niyogi KK. 2004. Chlamydomonas and Arabidopsis. A dynamic duoPlant Physiology 135: 607-10.

Ledford HK, Baroli I, Shin JW, Fischer BB, Eggen RIL, Niyogi KK. 2004. Comparative profiling of lipid-soluble antioxidants and transcripts reveals two phases of photo-oxidative stress in a xanthophyll-deficient mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 272: 470-9.

Anwaruzzaman M, Chin BL, Li X-P, Lohr M, Martinez DA, Niyogi KK. 2004. Genomic analysis of mutants affecting xanthophyll biosynthesis and regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Photosynthesis Research 82: 265-76.

Baroli I, Gutman BL, Ledford HK, Shin JW, Chin BL, Havaux M, Niyogi KK. 2004. Photo-oxidative stress in a xanthophyll-deficient mutant of ChlamydomonasThe Journal of Biological Chemistry 279: 6337-44.

Li X-P, Gilmore AM, Caffarri S, Bassi R, Golan T, Kramer D, Niyogi KK. 2004. Regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting involves intrathylakoid lumen pH sensing by the PsbS protein. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 279: 22866-74.

Holt NE, Fleming GR, Niyogi KK. 2004. Toward an understanding of the mechanism of nonphotochemical quenching in green plants. Biochemistry 43: 8281-9.

McCarthy SS, Kobayashi MC, Niyogi KK. 2004. White mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are defective in phytoene synthaseGenetics 168: 1249-57.

Vink M, Zer H, Alumot N, Gaathon A, Niyogi K, Herrmann RG, Andersson B, Ohad I. 2004. Light-modulated exposure of the light-harvesting complex II (LHCII) to protein kinase(s) and state transition in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii xanthophyll mutantsBiochemistry 43: 7824–7833.


Ma Y-Z, Holt NE, Li X-P, Niyogi KK, Fleming GR. 2003.  Evidence for direct carotenoid involvement in the regulation of photosynthetic light harvestingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100: 4377-82.

Shikanai T, Müller-Moulé P, Munekage Y, Niyogi KK, Pilon M. 2003. PAA1, a P-type ATPase of Arabidopsis, functions in copper transport in chloroplasts. The Plant Cell 15: 1333-46.

Müller-Moulé P, Havaux M, Niyogi KK. 2003. Zeaxanthin deficiency enhances the high light sensitivity of an ascorbate-deficient mutant of Arabidopsis. Plant physiology 133: 748-60.


    Müller-Moulé P, Conklin PL, Niyogi KK. 2002. Ascorbate deficiency can limit violaxanthin de-epoxidase activity in vivoPlant Physiology 128: 970-7.

    Elrad D, Niyogi KK, Grossman AR.  2002.  A major light-harvesting polypeptide of photosystem II functions in thermal dissipationThe Plant Cell 14: 1801-16.

    Li X-P, Phippard A, Pasari J, Niyogi KK. 2002. Structure-function analysis of Photosystem II subunit S (PsbS) in vivo. Functional Plant Biology 29: 1131–1139.

    Li X-P, Gilmore AM, Niyogi KK. 2002. Molecular and global time-resolved analysis of a psbS gene dosage effect on pH- and xanthophyll cycle-dependent nonphotochemical quenching in photosystem IIThe Journal of Biological Chemistry 277: 33590-7.

    Li X-P, Muller-Moule P, Gilmore AM, Niyogi KK.  2002.  PsbS-dependent enhancement of feedback de-excitation protects photosystem II from photoinhibition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 99(23):15222-7.

    Soupene E, King N, Feild E, Liu P, Niyogi KK, Huang C-H, Kustu S.  2002.  Rhesus expression in a green alga is regulated by CO(2). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 99(11):7769-73.


    Dent RM, Kobayashi MC, Niyogi KK (2001). Functional genomics of photosynthesis using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In:  PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis (Collingwood, Australia:  CSIRO Publishing), S41-006, pp. 1–6.

      Dent RM, Han M, Niyogi KK.  2001.  Functional genomics of plant photosynthesis in the fast lane using Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Trends in plant science. 6(8):364-71.

      Müller-Moulé P, Niyogi KK (2001).  Vitamin C deficiency enhances the light sensitivity of a xanthophyll cycle mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana. In:  PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis (Collingwood, Australia:  CSIRO Publishing), S3-021, pp. 1–4.

        Müller P, Li XP, Niyogi KK.  2001.  Non-photochemical quenching. A response to excess light energy. Plant physiology. 125(4):1558-66.

        Niyogi KK, Shih C, Soon Chow W, Pogson BJ, Dellapenna D, Björkman O.  2001.  Photoprotection in a zeaxanthin- and lutein-deficient double mutant of Arabidopsis. Photosynthesis research. 67(1-2):139-45.

        Yakushevska AE, Ruban AV, Jensen PE, van Roon H, Niyogi KK, Horton P, Dekker JP, Boekema EJ (2001). Supermolecular organization of photosystem II and its associated light-harvesting antenna in the wild-type and npq4 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana. In:  PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis (Collingwood, Australia:  CSIRO Publishing), S5-006, pp. 1–4.

        Baroli IM, Do AD, Niyogi KK (2001). Suppression of the light sensitivity of a zeaxanthin- and lutein-deficient mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: Zeaxanthin is sufficient for protection from high light stress. In:  PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis (Collingwood, Australia:  CSIRO Publishing), S2-028, pp. 1–5.


        Baroli I, Niyogi KK.  2000.  Molecular genetics of xanthophyll-dependent photoprotection in green algae and plants. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 355(1402):1385-94.

          Malkin R, Niyogi K (2000).  Photosynthesis.  In:  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, Buchanan B, Gruissem W, Jones R, eds (Rockville, MD:  American Society of Plant Physiologists), pp. 568–628.

          Li XP, Björkman O, Shih C, Grossman AR, Rosenquist M, Jansson S, Niyogi KK.  2000.  A pigment-binding protein essential for regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting. Nature. 403(6768):391-5.

            Niyogi KK.  2000.  Safety valves for photosynthesis. Current opinion in plant biology. 3(6):455-60.


              Niyogi KK.  1999.  PHOTOPROTECTION REVISITED: Genetic and Molecular Approaches. Annual review of plant physiology and plant molecular biology. 50:333-359.

              Niyogi KK, Casper-Lindley C (1999).  Book review:  The molecular biology of chloroplasts and mitochondria in Chlamydomonas.  Photosynth Res 61:  97–98.

              Havaux M, Niyogi KK.  1999.  The violaxanthin cycle protects plants from photooxidative damage by more than one mechanism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 96(15):8762-7.


              Pogson BJ, Niyogi KK, Björkman O, Dellapenna D.  1998.  Altered xanthophyll compositions adversely affect chlorophyll accumulation and nonphotochemical quenching in Arabidopsis mutants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 95(22):13324-9.

                Niyogi KK, Grossman AR, Björkman O.  1998.  Arabidopsis mutants define a central role for the xanthophyll cycle in the regulation of photosynthetic energy conversion. The Plant cell. 10(7):1121-34.


                  Niyogi KK, Björkman O, Grossman AR.  1997.  Chlamydomonas Xanthophyll Cycle Mutants Identified by Video Imaging of Chlorophyll Fluorescence Quenching.  Plant Cell 9:1369-1380.

                  Zhang L, Niyogi KK, Baroli I, Grossman AR, Melis A (1997).  Mutagenesis for the elucidation of a photosystem II repair process in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.  Photosynth Res 53:  173–184.