Chlorophyll a interference in phycocyanin and allophycocyanin spectrophotometric quantification

Submitted: 14 July 2017
Accepted: 13 September 2017
Published: 28 September 2017
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The accurate quantification of cyanobacteria phycobiliproteins is an important aspect in various research topics, such as cyanobacteria ecology and physiology studies, and especially to calibrate algorithms used in remote sensing of cyanobacterial blooms. Here we present a spectroscopic approach, exploiting spectrophotometric equations, aimed at improving the phycocyanin and allophycocyanin quantification when chlorophyll a is present in the phycobiliprotein aqueous extract.



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CARIPLO Fundation, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Biology.
Rosaria Lauceri, National Research Council of Italy, Institute for the Study of Ecosystems

Institute for the Study of Ecosystems


How to Cite

Lauceri, Rosaria, Mariano Bresciani, Andrea Lami, and Giuseppe Morabito. 2017. “Chlorophyll a Interference in Phycocyanin and Allophycocyanin Spectrophotometric Quantification”. Journal of Limnology 77 (1).

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