Effects of Blue Light on Respiration and Non-Photosynthetic CO2 Fixation in Chlorella vulgaris 11 h Cells

  • Shizuko Miyachi
  • Akio Kamiya
  • Shigetoh Miyachi
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


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.


Oxygen Uptake Blue Light High Respiratory Rate Algal Suspension Chlorella Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shizuko Miyachi
    • 1
  • Akio Kamiya
    • 2
  • Shigetoh Miyachi
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Radioisotope CentreUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesTeikyo UniversitySagamiko, KanagawaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Applied MicrobiologyUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan

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