Effects of Blue Light on Respiration and Non-Photosynthetic CO2 Fixation in Chlorella vulgaris 11 h Cells
With yellow mutant cells of Chlorella vulgaris (Mutant 211–11 h) which has no chlorophyll, Kowallik and Gaffron (1966) reported that the rate of respiration declined when these cells were kept in the dark in phosphate buffer. Blue light counteracted this decline and high respiratory rate was maintained. Kowallik (1969) further showed that O2 uptake in DCMU-poisoned Chlorella pyrenoidosa was also greatly enhanced by blue light illumination.
KeywordsSucrose Starch Dioxide Chlorophyll Citrate
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