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Julia Esbelin, Sabine Mallea, Arthur F. J Ram and Frédéric Carlin Role of Pigmentation in Protecting Aspergillus niger Conidiospores Against Pulsed Light Radiation Photochemistry and Photobiology 89

Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/php.12037

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Spores of Aspergillus niger N402 (wild type) are black. Mutant strains of this exhibit different pigmentation. Spores of wild-type strain are much less sensitive to pulsed light or continuous UV-C than fawn or white spores of the mutants. This is likely due to the differences in melanin content.

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