Membrane stabilization and survival of dehydratedChlorella fusca cells induced by calcium

Abstract

Chlorella fusca was subjected to evaporative dehydration under air humidity of 72%. Ca2+ pretreated cultures lost water as rapidly as untreated cultures. Nevertheless, an ameliorative effect of Ca2+ pretreatment in droughted cells was found as membrane stability index was improved and K+ leakage was reduced. In addition, higher chlorophyll content and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02920937

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