, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 7-10

Effect of manganese deficiency on growth and chlorophyll content of algae with and without hydrogenase

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Algae without hydrogenase, i.e., Chlorella vulgaris and Chl. saccharophila, become rapidly chlorotic under manganese-deficient conditions, in agreement with the reaction of higher plants. By contrast, the chlorophyll of algae which contain hydrogenase, i.e., Chlorella fusca (=pyrenoidosa), Chl. vulgaris f. tertia (=Chl. III), Ankistrodesmus braunii, and Scenedesmus obliquus, is much more stable in the absence of manganese.