Anomalous behaviour of forward and perpendicular light scattering of a cyanobacterium owing to intracellular gas vacuoles.

@article{Dubelaar1987AnomalousBO,
  title={Anomalous behaviour of forward and perpendicular light scattering of a cyanobacterium owing to intracellular gas vacuoles.},
  author={George B J Dubelaar and Jan W. M. Visser and M Donze},
  journal={Cytometry},
  year={1987},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={405-12}
}
Extinction, absorption, and forward and perpendicular light scatter of the blue-green alga Microcystis aeruginosa with different amounts of intracellular gas vacuoles were determined. The amount of gas vacuoles in the cells was controlled by application of pressure. The presence of the gas vacuoles caused a tenfold increase in perpendicular light scatter, and a fivefold decrease in forward light scatter as measured by flow cytometry. Chlorophyll fluorescence showed a 16% decrease. The presence… CONTINUE READING