New article "Desiccation effect on the PSII photochemical efficiency of cultivated Japanese Caulerpa lentillifera under the shipping package environment" by Terada et al. just published in Journal of Applied Phycology.
Terada, Nakazaki, Borlongan, Endo, Nishihara 2018. Desiccation effect on the PSII photochemical efficiency of cultivated Japanese Caulerpa lentillifera under the shipping package environment. Journal of Applied Phycology 61: DOI: 10.1007/s10811-018-1442-1
In Japan, fresh cultivated green alga, Caulerpa lentillifera (Caulerpaceae, Bryopsidales), are packed into polystyrene containers without seawater. They can stay fresh for 1 week inside the container under room temperature, suggesting a high tolerance to desiccation. In the present study, this tolerance was evaluated by employing methods based on pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) fluorometry.