Occurrence of photoprotective compounds in yeasts from freshwater ecosystems of northwestern Patagonia (Argentina).

@article{Libkind2006OccurrenceOP,
  title={Occurrence of photoprotective compounds in yeasts from freshwater ecosystems of northwestern Patagonia (Argentina).},
  author={Diego Libkind and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Di{\'e}guez and Mart{\'i}n Molin{\'e} and Patricia P{\'e}rez and Horacio Ernesto Zagarese and Mar{\'i}a Rosa van Broock},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={972-80}
}
In this paper we present the results of research on the occurrence, induction and role of photoprotective compounds (PPCs) present in native aquatic yeasts from freshwater Patagonian ecosystems. We focus on the effect of UV radiation (UVR) as a factor that controls the level of photoprotection of yeasts, and explore its potential significance in shaping yeast distributional patterns. The research presented here combines field surveys and laboratory work, including the isolation and culture of… CONTINUE READING