Inducible CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms in Green Seaweeds II. Ecology and Field Observations
In a majority of green seaweeds investigated, an inducible HCO3 − utilization has been found, in some aspects similar to the inducible CO2 concentrating described for several green microalgae (1,2,3). Investigations on field collected algae soon revealed that in some of the collected specimen, a certain activation of this HCO3 − utilization must have been present already at the time of collection and also that the degree of activation varied between specimens collected from different localities. This paper describes the basis for the calculation of the activation degree on field collected green algae, and also presents data on some specimens collected during the late summer.
KeywordsGreen Alga Brown Alga Activation Degree Tidal Pool Green Microalgae
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