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

@inproceedings{Libessart1995StoragePA,
  title={Storage, Photosynthesis, and Nature of Mutations Affecting Structure in Chlamydomonas Growth: The Conditional Starch Synthesis and},
  author={Nathalie Libessart and M. L. Maddelein and Nathalie Van den Koornhuyse and Andr{\'e} Decq and Brigitte Delrue and Gr{\'e}gory Mouille and Steven Ballb},
  year={1995}
}
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 a(l--ll)-linked, a(l+)-branched glucans whose shape, cellular location, and structure differ markedly from those of storage starch… CONTINUE READING