Nitrogen Deprivation and the Photosynthetic Apparatus of the Green Alga Chlorella fusca

  • Michael H. Rieß
  • Ingo Damm
  • L. Horst Grimme


Chlorosis, the decrease of photosynthetic pigments due to the deficiency of N, P, S, Si, Mg, Fe or K, is probably the most general response of algae to nutrient deprivation (1). Some like the green alga Chlorella fusca concomitantly turn red due to the synthesis of secondary-carotenoids. The loss of pigments has been studied, but the consequences of N-deprivation for the photosynthetic apparatus and its functioning are not well understood.


Thylakoid Membrane Oxygen Evolution Photosynthetic Pigment Photosynthetic Apparatus Phaeodactylum Tricornutum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael H. Rieß
    • 1
  • Ingo Damm
    • 1
  • L. Horst Grimme
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Biol./Chem.Univ. of BremenBremenGermany

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