Chloroplasts of sugar beet leaves were subjected to treatment by heating, by incubation at pH 8.5 and pH 5.5, by incubation in ion low water, by sonic oscillation, by digestion with enzymes (lysozyme, pancreatin, and lipase), by extraction with digitonin, and by chemical compounds including 8-hydroxy-quinoline, sodium azide, zinc sulfate, phenyl mercuric acetate, potassium cyanide, 1-allylthiourea, 2,4-dinitrophenol, thymol, and p-chloromercuribenzoate. A comparative study was made of the effects of these treatments upon three photochemical reactions (the photoreduction of 2,6- dichlorophenol indophenol, the photoreduction of indigo carmine in the presence of a couple composed of 2,6-dichlorophenol indophenol and ascorbic acid, and the photo-oxidation of the 2,6-dichlorophenol indophenol-ascorbic acid couple) and upon three enzymes (cytochrome oxidase, peroxidase, and catalase) present in the chloroplast preparations used.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hinkson, Jimmy W., "A study of three photochemical activities of chloroplasts" (1958). Theses and Dissertations. 8229.
Chromatophores, Photochemistry, Cytochromes, Oxidases, Peoxidase