Ultrastructural and growth indices of chlorella culture in multicomponent aquatic systems under space flight conditions

  • Popova A
  • Sytnik K
  • Kordyum E
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Abstract

Submicroscopic organization of Chlorella cells cultivated under space flight conditions in three-component aquatic system has been studied. Comparison of the experimental cells with that of the controls revealed certain rearrangements of cell organelles particularly, a reduction in the amount of reserve polysaccharides in chloroplasts, increase of cell vacuolization and mitochondrion volume, complication configuration of plasmalemma evaginations and invaginations, and also disturbances in the process of cytokinesis. More over an increase in the number of Chlorella cells infected by bacteria was shown in the experimental variant. No considerable differences were established in the growth characteristics of the experimental and control populations. A comparative cytological analysis revealed general regularities of organelles in Chlorella cells cultivated under space flight condition in the uni- and multicomponent systems. © 1989.

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Authors

  • A. F. Popova

  • K. M. Sytnik

  • E. L. Kordyum

  • G. I. Meleshko

  • V. N. Sychev

  • M. A. Levinskykh

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