C-Phycocyanin from Mastigocladus laminosus. Isolation and Properties of Subunits and, Small Aggregates
Photosynthetic organisms cover most of their energy needs with sunlight. They have consequently developed a variety of adaptation mechanisms to compete efficiently for it. In higher plants, a dominant mechanism is the growth towards the light. Aquatic and microorganisms adapt commonly by chromatic adaptation of the photosynthetic antenna. The chlorophylls a and b are rather inefficient in collecting green light, and several additional pigment systems have evolved to fill this hole in the action spectrum.
KeywordsChlorophyll Albumin Urea Agarose Titration
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