An original adaptation of photosynthesis in the marine green alga Ostreococcus

  title={An original adaptation of photosynthesis in the marine green alga Ostreococcus},
  author={Pierre Cardol and Benjamin Bailleul and Fabrice Rappaport and {\'E}velyne Derelle and Daniel B́eal and C{\'e}cile Breyton and Shaun Bailey and Francis-Andr{\'e} Wollman and Arthur R. Grossman and Herv{\'e} Moreau and Giovanni Finazzi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={7881 - 7886}
Adaptation of photosynthesis in marine environment has been examined in two strains of the green, picoeukaryote Ostreococcus: OTH95, a surface/high-light strain, and RCC809, a deep-sea/low-light strain. Differences between the two strains include changes in the light-harvesting capacity, which is lower in OTH95, and in the photoprotection capacity, which is enhanced in OTH95. Furthermore, RCC809 has a reduced maximum rate of O2 evolution, which is limited by its decreased photosystem I (PSI… 

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