Indexed on: 01 May '07Published on: 01 May '07Published in: Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology
The Neurospora crassa mutants nit-2 (lacking both nitrite and nitrate reductases) and nit-6 (lacking nitrite reductase) grown in the medium with ammonium chloride as a sole source of nitrogen discharged nitrate and nitrite ions into culture medium. For nit-2, the content of nitrate exceeded that of nitrite in both the homogenate of fungal cells and growth medium; moreover, this difference was more pronounced in the culture medium. Unlike nit-2, the content of nitrite in the cultivation medium of the nit-6 mutant irradiated with visible light for 30 min during the lag phase of carotenogenesis photoinduction displayed a trend of increase as compared with the dark control. Further (to 240 min) irradiation of cells, i.e., irradiation during biosynthesis of carotenoid pigments, leveled this difference.
Indexed on: 19 Mar '16
Published on: 19 Mar '16 in Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme