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Blue Light Effects on Morphogenesis and Metabolism in Acetabularia

  • R. Schmid
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

Most of the investigations on photomorphogenesis deal with higher plants or multicellular organisms. Because of the high degree of complexity of these organisms, it was of special interest to extend photomorphogenetic studies upon more primitive organisms and attention has been driven to lower fungi and unicellular algae. Among the unicellular algae Acetabularia proves to be particularly suitable. First the morphogenetic events during the vegetative phase of its life cycle are well defined, and second the strict localization of the single nucleus inside the rhizoid allows, by a simple procedure, the production of enucleated cell fragments for investigations on regulatory mechanisms.

Keywords

Blue Light Circadian Clock Unicellular Alga Protoplasmic Streaming Hydroxypyruvate Reductase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Schmid
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  1. 1.Institut für Pflanzenphysiologie und ZellbiologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

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