Cellulose-acetate filter disks were found convenient for the cultivation of lichen mycobionts and artificial re-synthesis of lichens, and using this method of culture we tested the effects of acidification on Cladonia cristatella Tuck. Mycobionts subjected to short-term strongly acidic conditions showed decreased formazan production compared to colonies grown at optimal pH 5.0. Disk-supported synthetic lichens grown at pH 3.0 or 5.0 exhibited no significant differences in pigment chemistry or photosynthetic efficiency compared to those at pH 7.0, but all of these parameters changed at pH 1.5. Chlorophyll a integrity significantly decreased under all treatments involving acidified water, with the highest amount of degradation at pH 1.5. At pH 1.5, significantly decreased concentrations of both β-carotene and total carotenoids were observed. A significant decrease in chlorophyll a fluorescence was also shown at pH 1.5.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 106 • No. 4