Fluoroacetate Inhibition of Amino Acids during Photosynthesis of Chlamydomonas reinhardti

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Science  10 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3602, pp. 145-146
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3602.145


Fluoroacetate inhibited respiration in Chlamydomonas reinhardti and greatly decreased the photosynthetic incorporation of C14O2 into glutamate and aspartate. This suggests that the Krebs cycle is important in the light-mediated synthesis of glutamate and aspartate in this alga.