Specific deficit in the synthesis of 6-sulfoquinovsyl diglyceride in Chlorella pyrenoidosa.

It was found that when Chlorella pyrenoidosa was grown on cysteine as the sole sulfur source, it lost the ability to grow photoautotrophically. When grown in the presence of glucose, cysteine-grown cells displayed a doubling time in the light or dark of 45 h, which is identical to that of cells grown on glucose and SO4 in the dark. This suggests that cells… CONTINUE READING