For higher-magnification views of the diffusion of phycobilin fluorescence released from lysed algae during feeding, T.
Released phycobilin fluorescence reached maximum intensity less than a minute after lysis, then declined over 2 to 6 min.
However the chlorophyll a and protein content was high in blue light but the phycobilipigment was high under red light reflecting the necessity of high wavelength for the Phycobilin
pigment synthesis especially PC and APC.
through loss of phycobilins and gain of chl b (and their associated
light-harvesting complexes involving chl b (rather than phycobilins).
this ancestor of the ability to synthesize phycobilins would, according
This is what happens in the rhodophytes and cyanobacteria, which use the nitrogen of their phycobilin
pigments for cell growth if there are no external sources of nitrogen compounds.
found in some cyanobacteria can absorb radiation in this segment of the solar spectrum.