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Technical Discussion III Fluorescence measurements
A. Cunningham, G. Levavasseur, M. Estrada, D. Hanelt and C. Wilhelm

The applications, problems and limitations of fluorescence measurements in photophysiology are discussed. Great care is required in interpreting fluorescence measurements from algae, and in particular in comparing results from different taxa. The existing pulse-amplitude modulated (PAM) instrumentation seems to be satisfactory as far as macroalgae are concerned, and the way is open for novel work on photosystem physiology, regulation and ecological adaptation.

Keywords: Fluorescence, pulse-amplitude modulated (PAM) instrumentation, quantum yield, technical discussion.
Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 60(Suppl.1) : 301-302 Back PDF
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