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International Journal on Algae
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ISSN 印刷: 1521-9429
ISSN オンライン: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v21.i4.40
pages 335-348

The Content of Pigments and Photosynthetic Activity of Chlorella vulgaris Beij. (Chlorophyta) When Exposed to Sodium Selenite, Zinc Sulphate, and Chromium Chloride

O. I. Bodnar
Department of General Biology and Methods of Teaching Natural Sciences, Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University, 2 M. Kryvonosa Str., Ternopol 46027, Ukraine
A. I. Herts
Department of General Biology and Methods of Teaching Natural Sciences, Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University, 2 M. Kryvonosa Str., Ternopol 46027, Ukraine
N. V. Herts
Department of Botany and Zoology, Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University, 2 M. Kryvonosa Str., Ternopol 46027, Ukraine
V. V. Grubinko
Department of General Biology and Methods of Teaching Natural Sci. Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University, 2 M. Kryvonosa Str., Ternopil 46027, Ukraine


The content of photosynthetic pigments, their ratio and primary photosynthesis processes in Chlorella vulgaris were investigated by the combined and separate action of salts of trace elements Selenium (sodium selenite), Zinc (zinc sulfate) and Chromium (chromium chloride). The tendency to increase the total content of chlorophylls a and b and carotenoids with all options for the impact of trace elements were revealed. The combined action of Selenium and Zinc demonstrated the most noticeable effect. At the same time, the chlorophyll a/b ratio decreased as a result of the increase in the chlorophyll b content. As the chlorophyll fluorescence induction parameters changed, the level of non-photochemical chlorophyll quenching (NPQt) in the joint action of the salts of Selenium and Chromium increased. However, an increase in the relative content of chlorophyll and a slight change in the probable rate of loss of of linear electron flow (LEF) in the action of the studied salts reveal the functioning of mechanisms to ensure the stability of the photosynthetic apparatus in C. vulgaris and prevent its inactivation.


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