Photosynthetic response of marine phyto plankton to eserine salicylate a zoo plankton anesthetizing substance
Rao, D.V.S.; Platt, T.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 65(3): 241-248
ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0981 Accession: 006112962
Addition of eserine salicylate, a synaptic metabolic inhibitor, to marine algal cultures of Skeletonema costatum (Greville) Cleve, Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher and Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg had a varied effect on the rate of respiration; .alpha. (the initial slope of the light saturation curve) and PmB (the saturation curve) and P (the specific production rate at optimal light intensity). As these effects were either concentration dependent, species specific or both, it is not possible to manipulate photosynthesis-light relationships in a predictable manner by eserine salicylate treatment.