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Prochloron: A Microbial Enigma

Author: Ralph A Lewin; Lana Cheng
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1989.
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LewiQand Lanna Cheng In physics, the discovery of new (more properly, hitherto undetected) particles has often resulted from a search: like the discovery of America, their existence had been  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph A Lewin; Lana Cheng
ISBN: 9781461282037 1461282039 9781461308539 1461308534
OCLC Number: 852779270
Description: 1 online resource (volumes)
Contents: 1.Introduction.- 2. Collection and Handling of Prochloron and Its Hosts.- Collection and Handling.- Didemnum molle.- Diplosoma virens.- Diplosoma similis.- Trididemnum cyclops.- Lissoclinum punctatum.- Lissoclinum voeltzkowi.- Lissoclinum patella.- Treatment of Prochloron cells.- Conclusion.- 3. Prochloron in Symbiosis.- Photosynthesis.- Translocation.- Formation of the Symbiosis.- Biochemical Interactions between the Symbionts.- Other Interactions between the Symbionts.- References.- 4. Physiological and Cellular Features of Prochloron.- Photosynthetic Features of Prochloron.- Carbon Metabolism.- Photosynthesis-Irradiance Relationships.- Respiratory Behavior and Carbon Balance in Prochloron.- Properties of the Photosynthetic Pigments and Membranes of Prochloron.- Pigments and Pigment-Protein Complexes.- Why Has Prochloron a Chlorophyll a + b Harvesting System?.- Physiology of the Prochloron-Ascidian Association.- Photosynthesis and Respiration of Symbiotic Didemnids.- Nitrogen Assimilation.- Obligate Nature of Symbiosis.- Some Suggested Physiological Requirements for the Culture of Prochloron.- Conclusion.- References.- 5. Biochemical Features of Prochloron.- General Features of Enzyme Isolation.- Enzymes of Photosynthetic Carbon Metabolism.- Ribulose 1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase-Oxygenase.- Phosphoribulose Kinase.- Enzymes of Glucan Synthesis and Storage Carbohydrates.- Lipophilic Components.- Lipid and Sterol Composition.- Pigments.- Properties of Membrane Fractions.- Miscellaneous Compounds and Metabolic Investigations.- Proteins and Amino Acids.- Cell Wall Components.- Nucleic Acids.- Nitrogen Metabolism.- Conclusion.- References.- 6. Phylogenetic Considerations of Prochloron.- Phylogenetic Position.- Phylogentic Rank.- Possible Relationship to Chloroplasts.- References.- 7. The Cytology of Prochloron.- The Cell Wall.- Thylakoids.- Inclusions.- Nucleic Acids.- Conclusion.- References.- 8. A Status Report on Prochlorothrix hollandica a Free-Living Prochlorophyte.- Epilogue.- Author Index.
Responsibility: edited by Ralph A. Lewin, Lana Cheng.


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