Characterization and biological implications of scytonemin, a cyanobacterial sheath pigment

Ferran Garcia-Pichel, R. W. Castenholz

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Abstract

Scytonemin, the yellow-brown pigment of cyanobacterial extracellular sheaths, was found in species thriving in habitats exposed to intense solar radiation. Results strongly suggest that scytonemin production constitutes an adaptive strategy of photoprotection against short-wavelength solar irradiance. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-409
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Phycology
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Characterization and biological implications of scytonemin, a cyanobacterial sheath pigment. / Garcia-Pichel, Ferran; Castenholz, R. W.

In: Journal of Phycology, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1991, p. 395-409.

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