Abstract

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.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rights

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Date Submitted

1958-04-23

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd576

Keywords

Chromatophores, Photochemistry, Cytochromes, Oxidases, Peoxidase

Language

English

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