N I Adamchuk

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The structural characteristics of the photosynthetic apparatus of Brassica rapa plants grown on board the space shuttle Columbia (STS-87) for 15 days were examined using the methods of transmission electron microscopy and statistic programme STAT. Maintaining of the same growth conditions for control plants was realized with great accuracy using the Orbiter(More)
  • N I Adamchuk
  • 1998
By the 28th day of growth upon a slowly rotating horizontal clinostat there had been a rearrangement of chloroplast organisation in the Arabidopsis thaliana mesophyll cells, changes in the native chlorophyll forms and alterations to the composition of the pigment-protein complex.
Photosynthesis is known to provide nearly all the carbon and chemical energy needed for plant growth, it depends on many environmental factors and alternates when these factors fluctuate. The degree of the chloroplast membrane system development can be, to a certain extent, an indicator of the organelles' photosynthetic activity. To-date, changes in(More)
  • N I Adamchuk
  • 1998
Experiments with autotrophs in altered gravity condition have a grate significant for development of space biology. The main results of investigation in the photosynthetic apparatus state under microgravity condition have based on the experiments with maturity plants and their differentiated cells. The structural and functional organization of(More)
  • N I Adamchuk
  • 2004
Properties of mesophyll cells and photosynthetic membranes of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. and Pisum sativum (L.) plants grown in a horizontal clinostat and in control conditions were compared. Obtained data have show that under clinorotation conditions seedlings have experienced the following cell morphology changes structural chloroplast rearrangement(More)
It is known that microgravity can induce structural perturbation of photosynthetic apparatus (see for review Kordyum, 1997). Space flight conditions caused both pigment content and chloroplasts ultrastructure changes in pea plants (Laurinavichius et al., 1984; Aliyev et al., 1987; Kordyum 1994). It was shown also transformation of lipid composition in wheat(More)
Altered gravity conditions (hyper- or hypogravity) leads to changes in metabolic processes in living organisms (Kordyum, 1997). One important subject of plant space biology is the investigation of the effects of microgravity conditions on the development of the photosynthetic apparatus. The impact of microgravity on the photosynthetic apparatus of plants(More)
Chloroplasts play a crucial role in sustaining life on Earth by their dual property in performing the primary fixation of carbon and also in releasing oxygen for use in respiration. Collection of light and its transformation into chemical energy occurs in a thylakoid membrane which is one of the most remarkable transducing systems in the biological world.(More)
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