Lifetime of the excited state in vivo. I. Chlorophyll a in algae, at room and at liquid nitrogen temperatures; rate constants of radiationless deactivation and trapping.


Using a mode-locked laser (lambda, 632.8 nm), fluorescence decay of chlorophyll (Chl) a in the green alga Chlorella pyrenoidosa, the red alga Porphyridium cruentum, and the blue-green alga Anacystis nidulans was measured by the phase-shift method under conditions when photosynthesis was not operative (3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea [DCMU] poisoning… (More)