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On the Role of Manganese in Photosynthesis: Kinetics of Photoinhibition in Manganese-deficent and 3-(4-Chlorophenyl)-1, 1-dimethylurea-inhibited Euglena gracilis.
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PMID:  16657569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Euglena gracilis (Klebs) cultures were grown under conditions where limitation in supply of manganese limited chlorophyll content much more than growth. Although the initial rates of photosynthetic oxygen evolution were not affected by the level of manganese, photoinhibition in high intensity light was markedly influenced. All cultures showed first order kinetics for photoinhibition, with the half-time exponentially related to the Mn concentration in the medium. Treatment with 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-1, 1-dimethylurea (CMU) also increased the rate of photoinhibition. Manganese-deficient cells were also more sensitive to CMU inhibition of photosynthesis. The similar effects on photoinhibition of manganese deficiency and of CMU treatment and the protective action of manganese against photoinhibition and CMU poisoning are interpreted to indicate a site of action of manganese on the reducing side of photosystem II, close to the CMU-sensitive site. This manganese-affected site may represent a secondary structural or metabolic consequence of manganese deficiency, not necessarily involved in quantum yields of oxygen.
N A Gavalas; H E Clark
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant physiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0032-0889     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Physiol.     Publication Date:  1971 Jan 
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Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401224     Medline TA:  Plant Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-43     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903.
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