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Glucose cultures of Chlorella vulgaris were grown in white light, in monochromatic light, and in darkness. Difference spectra showed that all wavelengths resulted in increased pigmentation over the dark controls.Cells irradiated with the 600 mmu beam showed a much higher absorption in the blue end of the spectrum with respect to the red end than is normally(More)
The chlorophyll a:b ratio was shifted in Chlorella vannielii by varying the illuminance under which the cells were cultured-the ratio increased from 2.9, 3.0, 4.0, and 4.8 to 6.2, respectively, at 100, 300, 900, 2,700 and 6,000 foot candles. The 6,000-foot candle cells retained an optimal growth rate at the chlorophyll a:b ratio of 6.2 which was the upper(More)
We investigated the effect of the bile acid sequestrant, colestipol hydrochloride, on the composition and metabolism of human low density lipoprotein (LDL). Colestipol treatment produced a disproportionate decrease in LDL cholesterol compared to LDL apoB, resulting in a significant decrease in the LDL cholesterol/apoB ratio. Electron microscopy revealed(More)
Halimeda is a prominent part of the calcifying algae in the coral-reef lagoon ecosystems in the Caribbean. Experiments were performed on the Cayo Enrique Reef off Puerto Rico and in the laboratories of the University of Maryland to study factors influencing the calcification processes. Halimeda opuntia has a higher percentage of calcium carbonate than does(More)