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Chlorophyll f and chlorophyll d are produced in the cyanobacterium Chlorogloeopsis fritschii when cultured under natural light and near-infrared radiation / Steve, Skill; Carole, Llewellyn

FEBS Letters, Volume: 588, Pages: 3770 - 3777

Swansesa University Authors: Steve, Skill, Carole, Llewellyn

DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.febslet.2014.08.026

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We report production of chlorophyll f and chlorophyll d in the cyanobacterium Chlorogloeopsis fritschii cultured under near-infrared and natural light conditions. C. fritschii produced chlorophyll f and chlorophyll d when cultured under natural light to a high culture density in a 20 L bubble column...

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Published in: FEBS Letters
Published: 2014
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa20556
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Abstract: We report production of chlorophyll f and chlorophyll d in the cyanobacterium Chlorogloeopsis fritschii cultured under near-infrared and natural light conditions. C. fritschii produced chlorophyll f and chlorophyll d when cultured under natural light to a high culture density in a 20 L bubble column photobioreactor. In the laboratory, the ratio of chlorophyll f to chlorophyll a changed from 1:15 under near-infrared, to an undetectable level of chlorophyll f under artificial white light. The results provide support that chlorophylls f and d are both red-light inducible chlorophylls in C. fritschii.
Item Description: This paper is the first to report chlorophylls d and f, pigments that absorb in the near-infrared region of the spectrum, isolated in a known species of cyanobacteria cultivated in a photobioreactor. This potentially has implications in terms of improving productivity in algal cultivation systems required for industrial biotechnology.
Keywords: Photosynthesis; Chlorogloeopsis fritschii; chlorophyll f; chlorophyll d; near-infra red; cyanobacteria
College: College of Science
Start Page: 3770
End Page: 3777