Examination of Phycomyces blakesleeanus for nitrate reductase as a possible blue light photoreceptor

Rafael Garcés, John A. Pollock, Edward D. Lipson

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Phycomyces blakesleeanus is unable to grow on media which contain nitrate as the sole nitrogen source. Further, according to a number of assay procedures, there is no significant nitrate reductase activity in Phycomyces. Thus, although nitrate reductase has been proposed to be a blue-light receptor in Neurospora, no active nitrate reductase is available to serve this function in Phycomyces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalPlant Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985



  • blue light photoreceptor
  • nitrate reductase
  • Phycomyces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology

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