Photosystem-II repair and chloroplast recovery from irradiance stress: relationship between chronic photoinhibition, light-harvesting chlorophyll antenna size and photosynthetic productivity in Dunaliella salina (green algae)

@article{Neidhardt2004PhotosystemIIRA,
  title={Photosystem-II repair and chloroplast recovery from irradiance stress: relationship between chronic photoinhibition, light-harvesting chlorophyll antenna size and photosynthetic productivity in Dunaliella salina (green algae)},
  author={John Neidhardt and John R. Benemann and Liping Zhang and Anastasios Melis},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={175-184}
}
High-light (HL) grown Dunaliella salina cells exhibit lower pigment content, a highly truncated chlorophyll (Chl) antenna size, and accumulation of photodamaged PS II centers in the chloroplast thylakoids (chronic photoinhibition). In HL-grown cells, the rate of photosynthesis saturated at higher irradiances and the quantum yield was lower compared to that of normally-pigmented low-light (LL) grown cells. In spite of these deficiencies, the light-saturated rate of photosynthesis for the HL… CONTINUE READING