Photoinhibition, UV-B and Algal Photosynthesis

  • Linda A. Franklin
  • C. Barry Osmond
  • Anthony W. D. Larkum
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 14)


Photoautotrophic algae inhabit a dynamic photic zone that changes both in light quantity and quality. Algae possess adaptive mechanisms to maximize light harvesting and to limit damage by excessive amounts of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and UV radiation in this environment. Strategies for optimizing photosynthetic performance reflect the high degree of diversity in the photosynthetic apparatus of these organisms and go beyond those typically seen in higher plants.


Photosynthetically Active Radiation Xanthophyll Cycle High Photosynthetical1y Active Radiation Biological Weighting Function Umol Photon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda A. Franklin
    • 1
  • C. Barry Osmond
    • 2
  • Anthony W. D. Larkum
    • 3
  1. 1.Smithsonian Environmental Research CenterEdgewaterUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University’s Biosphere 2 CenterOracleUSA
  3. 3.School of Biological Sciences, Heydon-Laurence Building (A08)University of SydneyAustralia 2006

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