The Influence of Simazine on the Photosynthetic Pigments of Green Algae,
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The amount of chlorophylls a and b, carotin, lutein and violaxanthin and the chlorophyll luminescence spectra were determined after the incubation for 2, 7 and 17 days of three species of green algae in a medium which either contained or did not contain the herbicide, simazine. On the basis of the measurement of the chlorophyll luminescence spectra in suspensions of algae, it was deduced that the observable decrease of chlorophyll with sensitive algae is not directly linked to the interaction of the pigment with simazine.