C-Phycocyanin from Mastigocladus laminosus. Isolation and Properties of Subunits and, Small Aggregates

  • W. John
  • R. Fischer
  • S. Siebzehnrübl
  • H. Scheer
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 42)


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.


Circular Dichroism Circular Dichroism Spectrum Sedimentation Coefficient Potassium Thiocyanate Chromatic Adaptation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. John
    • 1
  • R. Fischer
    • 1
  • S. Siebzehnrübl
    • 1
  • H. Scheer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für BotanikUniversität MünchenMünchen 19Germany

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