Carbon status constrains light acclimation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus.

@article{Mackenzie2004CarbonSC,
  title={Carbon status constrains light acclimation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus.},
  author={Tyler D B Mackenzie and Robert A. Burns and Douglas A Campbell},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={136 2},
  pages={3301-12}
}
Acclimation to one environmental factor may constrain acclimation to another. Synechococcus elongatus (sp. PCC7942), growing under continuous light in high inorganic carbon (Ci; approximately 4 mm) and low-Ci (approximately 0.02 mm) media, achieve similar photosynthetic and growth rates under continuous low or high light. During acclimation from low to high light, however, high-Ci cells exploit the light increase by accelerating their growth rate, while low-Ci cells maintain the prelight shift… CONTINUE READING

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