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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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(00)90155-9
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1972 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17530
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