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Title: Mechanisms of photosynthetic inactivation on growth suppression of Microcystis aeruginosa under UV-C stress
Authors: Tao, Y.
Mao, X.
Hu, J. 
Mok, H.O.L.
Wang, L.
Au, D.W.T.
Zhu, J.
Zhang, X.
Keywords: Gene expression
Microcystis aeruginosa
Photosystem II
UV-C irradiation
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Citation: Tao, Y., Mao, X., Hu, J., Mok, H.O.L., Wang, L., Au, D.W.T., Zhu, J., Zhang, X. (2013-10). Mechanisms of photosynthetic inactivation on growth suppression of Microcystis aeruginosa under UV-C stress. Chemosphere 93 (4) : 637-644. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study aims to investigate the effects of UV-C irradiation on photosynthetic processes of Microcystis aeruginosa to unravel the mechanism(s) involved in how and in what ways UV-C mediates growth suppression and cellular recovery. Changes in the concentration of photosynthetic pigments, photochemical efficiency, PS II core protein (D1) content, and the coding genes expressions were measured. The results indicate that UV-C doses at 20-200mJcm-2 lead to rapid reduction in gene expression of both psbA (for D1) and cpc (for phycocyanin), but the suppression was short term and recoverable within 3 d of post-UV incubation. Conversely, UV-C doses at ≥50mJcm-2 could induce marked decline in photochemical efficiency (represented by the optimal PS II quantum yield, FV/FM, and the effective PS II quantum yield, Y) as well as decreases in D1 content and water soluble pigments (phycoerythrins, phycocyanins, allophycocyanins) in M. aeruginosa during the post UV-C incubation period. The results suggest that interruption of both the light energy harvesting apparatus (especially the water soluble pigments) and the photochemical process mainly accounted for the growth suppression effect in UV-C irradiated M. aeruginosa. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Chemosphere
ISSN: 00456535
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.06.031
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