An Australian Research Network
Prof Anthony W.D. Larkum
School of Biological Sciences A08
Phone: 02 9351 2069
Cyanobacteria of coral reefs, especially symbiotic cyanobacteria. Special emphasis has been given over the past ten years to Prochloron (a Chl a+b containing organism) in didemnid ascidians and Acaryochloris amrina which has largely Chl d and a small amount of Chl a).
Coral bleaching and
the role of zooxanthellae. Special emphasis on i) the molecular mechanisms
which act as the primary target for high temperature damage/modulation,
and ii) the role of the symbiosome
Emphasis on the use
of spectophotometric and fluorimetric techniques to follow photosynthetic
systems in algae. This includes fast photometric and fluorimetric techniques
and Pulse Amplitude Moulated (PAM) fluorimetric techniques. The latter
inlcude a wealth of experience with the following PAMs: PAM 2000, Diving,
PAM, Water PAM, Phyto PAM and Imaging PAM.