Measuring in Vivo Translocation of Reduced Organic Carbon Compounds from Endosymbiotic Algae to Hydra

  • L. Muscatine


To measure the movement of materials from autotrophic endosymbionts to their heterotrophic hosts. The usual approach is to label the autotroph by exposing the intact association (i.e., the green hydra) to 14CO2 and then to assay the heterotroph for the appearance of fixed 14C (Cernichiari et al., 1969; Eisenstadt, 1971; Smith, 1974).


Animal Tissue Tissue Grinder Symbiotic Alga Algal Pellet Green Hydra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Muscatine
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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