Photosynthetic Response with Respect to Light in Three Strains of Lichen Algae
Creators:Showman, Ray E.
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v72 n2 (March, 1972), 114-117
Net photosynthetic rates of three lichen algae were studied at different light intensities. Algae from lichens with a pigmented cortex exhibited decreased net photosynthetic rates at high light intensities, while algae from a non-pigmented lichen were light-tolerant. The physiology of lichen algae appeared to be related to the pigmentation and ecological behavior of the lichen thallus.
Author Institution: Department of Botany, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210
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