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Physiological responses and specific fatty acids composition of Microcystis aeruginosa exposed to total solar radiation and increased temperature
de la Rosa, F.; De Troch, M.; Gabriela, M.; Marcelo, H. (2021). Physiological responses and specific fatty acids composition of Microcystis aeruginosa exposed to total solar radiation and increased temperature. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 20(6): 805-821. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s43630-021-00061-7
In: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge. ISSN 1474-905X; e-ISSN 1474-9092, more
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Keywords
    Acids > Organic compounds > Organic acids > Fatty acids
    Properties > Physical properties > Thermodynamic properties > Temperature
    Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Kützing, 1846 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Oxidative stress · UVR

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  • de la Rosa, F.
  • De Troch, M., more
  • Gabriela, M.
  • Marcelo, H.

Abstract
    The combined effects of increased temperature and solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 280–400 nm) on M. aeruginosa cultures was analyzed in terms of cell abundance, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), antioxidant activity of catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione S transferase (GST), fatty acids (FA) content and lipid damage. After 12 days exposure to high temperature (29 °C), cells were exposed to solar UVR (4 h). Ultraviolet-B radiation (UVBR, 280–315 nm) resulted into low cell abundance, high ROS/RNS and a significant increase in SOD activity with no changes in GST and a decreased CAT activity at control temperature (26 °C). A significant increase in the analyzed enzymatic antioxidants was observed at 29 °C, as a response to avoid ultraviolet-A radiation (UVAR, 315–400 nm) damage. The relative abundance of ω6 FAs was not affected by UVAR while ω3 FA were highly sensitive at 29 °C but unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) peroxidation did not occur. The differential response in FA to high temperature and UVAR results in differences in lipid damage and antioxidants. It was evident that selected UFAs (mostly ω6) play an important role in high temperature adaptation in addition to enzymatic antioxidant increased activity shifting the temperature growth from 26 to 29 °C. Thus, cell death and UFA damage were avoided at high temperature and low solar irradiance thanks to an increased enzymatic antioxidant activity.

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