The role of peridinin-chlorophyll a-proteins in the photosynthetic light adaption of the marine dinoflagellate, Glenodinium sp.

The marine dinoflagellate, Glenodinium sp., was cultured at a series of light levels and growth, pigmentation, and photosynthetic rates were compared. Under decreasing light conditions, growth rates decreased, cellular chlorophyll a and peridinin content per cell increased, and maximum cellular photosynthetic rates remained unchanged. Pigmentation changes… (More)