Desiccation and rehydration in the lichen Cladonia convoluta monitored by laser scanning microscopy

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Abstract

Changes in chlorophyll fluorescence emission from the lichen Cladonia convoluta were followed by imaging techniques. We compared fluorescence images of both the green (cortex) and the gray (fungal) side of the lichen at various stages of dessication and re-watering. Confocal laser scanning microscopy made the imaging of fluorescence from individual algal colonies possible inside the lichen, under the cortex in a non-invasive way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume46
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

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Keywords

  • Chrlorophyll flourescence
  • Cladonia convoluta
  • Dessication tolerance
  • Laser scanning microscopy
  • Lichen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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