Phototaxis and Photokinesis in Bacteria and Blue-Green Algae

  • W. Nultsch


Bacteria and blue-green algae have some features in common: they lack a nucleus and all the cytoplasmic structures and organelles which are typical for eukaryontic cells, such as endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, and mitochondria. Although they also lack true plastids, in the phototrophic forms, i.e. the families athiorhodaceae, thiorhodaceae, and chlorobacteriaceae and in all blue-green algae the photosynthetic pigments are located in thylakoids, which are not surrounded by a plastid envelope.


Action Spectrum Purple Bacterium Light Reaction Cyclic Electron Transport Photosynthetic Electron Transport Chain 
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  • W. Nultsch
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of MarburgMarburgGermany

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