Our new article out from the Journal of Applied Phycology.
Despite the absence of red light that is essential to the photosynthesis by chlorophyll-a, a deep subtidal red alga Meristotheca papulosa can photosynthesize effectively by using the green light that penetrates into the subtidal water. Under the blue and green light exposures for 7-day culture, a phycobilisome, phycoerythrin (PE) concentration of the alga increased, suggesting improved reddish-color the alga.
Borlongan, Suzuki, Nishihara, Kozono, Terada 2020. Effects of light quality and temperature on the photosynthesis and pigment content of a subtidal edible red alga Meristotheca papulosa (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales) from Japan. Journal of Applied Phycology 32: DOI: 10.1007/s10811-020-02045-z