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Abstract

Absorption spectra and photosynthetic action spectra have been determined for living Anacystis grown in complete and iron-deficient inorganic media. The absorption studies have shown a spectral shift from 679 nm to 673 nm in the chlorophyll a absorption peak when the algae had to grow without iron. The shift is believed to reflect a changed ratio between at least two chlorophyll a forms denoted Ca670 and Ca680 in this work. Action spectra determinations have revealed a similar shift from 677 nm to 672 nm in the photosynthetic activity peak of chlorophyll a when Anacystis was transferred to a medium without iron. It is proposed that both Ca670 and Ca680 participate in light absorption for photo-system I.