The Influence of 5-Aminolevulinic Acid on Protochlorophyllide and Protochlorophyll Accumulation in Dark-Grown Scenedesmus

  title={The Influence of 5-Aminolevulinic Acid on Protochlorophyllide and Protochlorophyll Accumulation in Dark-Grown Scenedesmus},
  author={Kiriakos Kotzabasis and Horst Senger},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Naturforschung C},
  pages={71 - 73}
The intermediate of chlorophyll biosynthesis, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA ), is a necessary prerequisite for the formation of protochlorophyllide (PChlide) and protochlorophyll (PChl) in the dark. The application of ALA to a dark-grown culture of the pigment mutant C-2 A′ of Scenedesmus obliquus increased the amount of PChlide 30-fold and the amount of PChl about 10-fold. The rates of ALA-dependent formation of PChlide and PChl reach their maximum values at different concentrations of added ALA… Expand
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