Effect of Chloramphenicol on Mutants of Chlorella pyrenoidosa

@article{Czygan1966EffectOC,
  title={Effect of Chloramphenicol on Mutants of Chlorella pyrenoidosa},
  author={Franz-C. Czygan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1966},
  volume={212},
  pages={960-960}
}
  • F. Czygan
  • Published 26 November 1966
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
IN some of the Chlorococcales the biosynthesis of secondary carotenoids (astaxanthin-esters and canthaxanthin1) and the complete decomposition of the primary pigments (chlorophyll a and b, carotenes and xanthophylls) in conditions of nitrogen deficiency can be inhibited by chloramphenicol2. With 5 × 10−5 molar chloramphenicol, growth is reduced to about 85 per cent of the normal rate. Chloramphenicol has no influence on the biosynthesis of the nitrate reducing enzymes in these algae3, and this… 

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