Storage, Photosynthesis, and Growth: The Conditional Nature of Mutations Affecting Starch Synthesis and Structure in Chlamydomonas.

@article{Libessart1995StoragePA,
  title={Storage, Photosynthesis, and Growth: The Conditional Nature of Mutations Affecting Starch Synthesis and Structure in Chlamydomonas.},
  author={Nathalie Libessart and M. L. Maddelein and NVd. Koornhuyse and Andr{\'e} Decq and Brigitte Delrue and Gr{\'e}gory Mouille and Christophe D'Hulst and Steven Ball},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={
          1117-1127
        }
}
Growth-arrested Chlamydomonas cells accumulate a storage polysaccharide that bears strong structural and functional resemblance to higher plant storage starch. It is synthesized by similar enzymes and responds in an identical fashion to the presence of mutations affecting these activities. We found that log-phase photosynthetically active algae accumulate granular [alpha](1->4)-linked, [alpha](1->6)-branched glucans whose shape, cellular location, and structure differ markedly from those of… CONTINUE READING

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