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Planta

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 92–95 | Cite as

Respiration induced by blue light

  • Wolfgang Kowallik
  • Hans Gaffron
Short Communication

Summary

The high rate of respiration in Chlorella which is found after feeding with glucose or after a longer period of photosynthesis, declines in the dark in the course of hours to about a quarter of its original value. Blue-green light (λ<550 mμ) specifically counteracts this decline and maintains the high rate. This blue light effect is independent of photosynthesis.

Keywords

Glucose Respiration Photosynthesis Blue Light Chlorella 
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© Springer-Verlag 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kowallik
    • 1
  • Hans Gaffron
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular BiophysicsFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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