Alterations in the structure of phycobilisomes of the cyanobacterium , Spirulina platensis in response to enhanced Na + level

@inproceedings{VermaAlterationsIT,
  title={Alterations in the structure of phycobilisomes of the cyanobacterium , Spirulina platensis in response to enhanced Na + level},
  author={K. Verma and Prasanna Mohanty}
}
Incubation of Spirulina platensis at enhanced Na concentrations resulted in 30% increased intracellular accumulation of Na ions. This accumulation of Na ions intracellularly altered the phycobilisome organization as revealed by transmission electron microscopic data and changes in the absorption spectrum. The room temperature emission peak at 638 nm in the control sample was blue-shifted by 7 nm in the treated samples suggesting phycobilisome disorganization. SDS-PAGE of phycobilisome… CONTINUE READING