Archiv für Mikrobiologie

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 335–346 | Cite as

Notes on the physiology of Botryococcus braunii Kützing

  • J. H. Belcher


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    An unialgal clone of the colonial freshwater alga Botryococcus braunii was obtained and its growth in culture studied.

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    Pigments and other aspects of its chemical composition were examined.

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    Changes in chemical composition with age were followed.

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    Rates of endogenous respiration and the use of respiratory substrates were followed manometrically.



Respiration Freshwater Alga Respiratory Substrate Endogenous Respiration Botryococcus Braunii 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Belcher
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  1. 1.Freshwater Biological AssociationAmblesideEngland

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