Effect of kinetin on the phycoerythrin and chlorophyll content of a red alga
Jennings, R.C., Broughton, W.J. and McComb, A.J. (1972) Effect of kinetin on the phycoerythrin and chlorophyll content of a red alga. Phytochemistry, 11 (6). pp. 1937-1943.
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A decline in R-phycoerythrin occurs in cultured branch apices of the red alga Hypnea musciformis. This decline is offset by kinetin, and studies with chloramphenicol suggest that chloroplast protein synthesis is a requirement for the kinetin effect. δ-Aminolevulinic acid also stimulates chloramphenicol-sensitive phycoerythrin synthesis. Kinetin treatment increases the levels of chlorophyll-a and soluble protein.
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