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A Possible Role of Atranorin in the Lichen Thallus

D. N. Rao and Fabius LeBlanc
The Bryologist
Vol. 68, No. 3 (Autumn, 1965), pp. 284-289
DOI: 10.2307/3240598
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3240598
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A Possible Role of Atranorin in the Lichen Thallus
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Abstract

The fluorescence spectrum of atranorin and the absorption spectrum of chlorophyll are compared. A role of atranorin in the utilization of low light intensities and of lichen pigments in the quenching of high light intensities in the lichen thallus is suggested.

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