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Chlorella vulgaris Beyerinck (Emerson's strain), fails to grow in the dark even when sugars are provided. This phenomenon was clearly demonstrated in the alga, C. vulgaris, for which the growth rate in darkness on a glucose medium remained constant for 2 days and then declined to approach zero. Pigment concentrations also declined in darkness. Changes in(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)