A Light-Inducible Cytochrome b Reduction in the Green Alga Acetabularia

  • R. Caubergs
  • T. Vanden Driessche
  • J. A. De Greef
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Blue light induces an absorbance change (LIAC) in a membrane fraction derived from higher plant systems such as corn coleoptiles and cauliflower inflorescences. It is believed that this LIAC is directly related with the photoreception performed by a flavoprotein. Blue light is obligatory for normal growth and cap morphogenesis [5] in the green alga Acetabularia mediterranea which makes it a valuable object for investigations in relation to the blue light-inducible absorbance change.


Corn Fractionation Salicylhydroxamic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Caubergs
    • 1
  • T. Vanden Driessche
    • 2
  • J. A. De Greef
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Antwerpen, RUCA-UIAWilrijkBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratory of Cytology and Molecular EmbryologyFree UniversityBrusselsBelgium

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