Adaptation of cyanobacteria to UV-B stress correlated with oxidative stress and oxidative damage.

@article{He2002AdaptationOC,
  title={Adaptation of cyanobacteria to UV-B stress correlated with oxidative stress and oxidative damage.},
  author={Yu-Ying He and Manfred Klisch and D P H{\"a}der},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={188-96}
}
Cyanobacteria must cope with the negative effects of ultraviolet B (280-315 nm) (UV-B) stress caused by their obligatory light requirement for photosynthesis. The adaptation of the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. to moderate UV-B radiation has been observed after 2 weeks of irradiation, as indicated by decreased oxidative stress, decreased damage, recovered photosynthetic efficiency and increased survival. Oxidative stress in the form of UV-B-induced production of reactive oxygen species was… CONTINUE READING