Effect of dimethoate on photosynthesis and pigment fluorescence of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.

@article{Mohapatra1997EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dimethoate on photosynthesis and pigment fluorescence of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.},
  author={Pradip Kumar Mohapatra and Hermann Schubert and U. Schiewer},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          231-7
        }
}
The organophosphorus (OP) insecticides are powerful inhibitors of esterases, and their toxic actions are commonly explained in terms of acetylcholinesterase (EC 3.1.1.7) inhibition but their phytotoxic effects remain unexplained. In this study the effects of an OP insecticide, dimethoate, on cyanobacterial photosynthesis and respiration were measured using the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 as test organism. The insecticide caused enhancement of respiratory O2 consumption at all… CONTINUE READING
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