Accession Number : ADA195780

Title :   Molecular Biology of the Photoregulator of Photosynthetic Light- Harversting Complexes in Marine Dinoflagellates.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Jun 87-15 Jun 88,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA MARINE SCIENCE INST

Personal Author(s) : Prezelin, Barbara B. ; Triplett, Edward L.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Our goal is to continue to use biotechnological techniques to study the genetic bases of light- and nutrient- regulation of photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes in marine dinoflagellates and their consequences for the bio-optical features of these algae. The studies are significant to determining the molecular bases of environmental regulation of gene expression and photosynthetic performance in marine phytoplankton. Results also contribute to understanding the linkages between light environments and cell optical properties, key elements in physiologically-based bio-optical models being developed to predict ocean primary production. Keywords: Peridinin-chlorophyll a protein (PCP), Transcriptional control, Translational controls, DNA; Clones. (AW)

Descriptors :   *DINOFLAGELLATA, *MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, *PHOTOSYNTHESIS, ALGAE, CELLS, CLONES, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, ENVIRONMENTS, GENES, LIGHT, NUTRIENTS, OCEANS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PHYTOPLANKTON, PRODUCTION, PROTEINS, REGULATIONS.

Subject Categories : Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE