The Role of Carotenoids in Light-Induced Assembly of Photosystem II in Mutant C-6D of Scenedesmus obliquus

  • Klaus Humbeck
  • Susanne Römer
  • Horst Senger


Mutant C-6D of the unicellular green alga Scenedesmus obliquus has lost the ability to form carotenes and xanthophylls during heterotrophic growth in the dark. Upon transfer to light carotenoids are synthesized and photosystem II-activity commences (1). Thus, this mutant represents an ideal tool to study light-induced carotenogenesis and its role in the assembly of an active photosystem II.


Photosynthesis Research Heterotrophic Growth Scenedesmus Obliquus Pack Cell Volume Light Harvesting Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Humbeck
    • 1
  • Susanne Römer
    • 1
  • Horst Senger
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Biologie/Botanik der Philipps-UhiversitätMarburgGermany

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