Environmental Control of Growth and Differentiation in Multicellular Photosynthetics.
Final rept. 15 Jun 67-31 Dec 68,
WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO
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A summary is given of a research project which concerned itself with basic developmental and behavioral aspects of unicellular and multicellular red algae. Various physiological and biochemical characteristics of the algae have been studied, and techniques for control of certain developmental aspects of the organisms in the laboratory have been developed. To date the research has basically involved physical aspects of the environment. However, it is now clearly evident that chemical events occurring within the differentiating cellular systems must be studied and related to such physical control mechanisms as photoperiodicity, temperature and light quality. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology