Pigment composition during a peridinium bloom in Lake Kinneret (Israel)

Zvy Dubinsky, Miriam Polna

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Pigment analyses by TLC were carried out during and after the peak of a Peridinium bloom in Lake Kinneret (Israel). During the experimental period considerable changes occurred in the absolute and relative amounts of the various pigments, especially β carotene, diadinoxanthine, peridinin, chlorophyll a and chlorophyl c. The ratio between total Carotenoid to total chlorophyll content is also followed. Our findings show that considerable changes in pigment composition in natural phytoplankton can occur while the species composition remains constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-243
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1976


  • Carotenoid/Chlorophyll ratio
  • Pigments of Peridinium


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