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Electron flow around photosystem II was investigated in Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Using a bare platinum O(2) electrode, simultaneous measuremnts were made of steady-state photosynthesis in continuous light, the yield of oxygen (Y(o(2) )) produced by a superimposed saturating xenon flash, and the change in fluorescence yield of a weak flash triggered before and(More)
Fluorescence of Porphyridium cruentum in state I (cells equilibrated in light absorbed predominantly by Photosystem I) and in state II (cells equilibrated in light absorbed appreciably by Photosystem II) was examined to determine how the distribution of excitation energy was altered in the transitions between state I and state II. Low temperature emission(More)
Effective absorption cross-sections for O(2) production by Porphyridium cruentum were measured at 546 and 596 nanometers. Although all photosystem II reaction centers are energetically coupled to phycobilisomes, any single phycobilisome acts as antenna for several photosystem II reaction centers. The cross-section measured in state I was 50% larger than(More)
Cells of two species of single-celled marine algae, the diatom Skeletonema costatum (Greve), Cleve, and the chlorophyte Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher, were cultured in white light of high (500-600 microeinsteins per square meter per second) and low (30 microeinsteins per square meter per second) intensity. For both algal species, cells grown at low light(More)
Cells of Porphyridium cruentum were grown in different colors of light which would be absorbed primarily by chlorophyll (Chl) (red and blue light) or by the phycobilisomes (green or two intensities of cool-white fluorescent light), and samples of these cells were frozen to -196 C for measurements of absorption and fluorescence emission spectra. Cells grown(More)
Rates of photooxidation of P-700 by green (560 nm) or blue (438 nm) light were measured in whole cells of porphyridium cruentum which had been frozen to -196 degrees C under conditions in which the Photosystem II reaction centers were either all open (dark adapted cells) or all closed (preilluminated cells). The rate of photooxidation of P-700 at -196(More)
A method has been developed whereby the magnitude of a transient in O(2) uptake attributable to photosystem (PS) I activity, following single-turnover laser flashes of varying energy, can be used to measure the optical cross section of PSI. As measurements are made under the identical physiological conditions for which the cross section of PSII has(More)
Allophycocyanin B was purified to homogeneity from the eukaryotic red alga Porphyridium cruentum. This biliprotein is distinct from the allophycocyanin of P. cruentum with respect to subunit molecular weights, and spectroscopic and immunological properties. The purified allophycocyanin B has a long wavelength absorption maximum at 669 nm at room temperature(More)