Archiv für Mikrobiologie

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 7–10

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

  • Erich Kessler

DOI: 10.1007/BF00407058

Cite this article as:
Kessler, E. Archiv. Mikrobiol. (1968) 63: 7. doi:10.1007/BF00407058


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich Kessler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biological ScienceFlorida State UniversityTallahassee
  2. 2.Botanisches Institut der UniversitätErlangen

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