Active, Irreversible Accumulation of Extreme Levels of H(2)SO(4) in the Brown Alga, Desmarestia.

@article{McClintock1982ActiveIA,
  title={Active, Irreversible Accumulation of Extreme Levels of H(2)SO(4) in the Brown Alga, Desmarestia.},
  author={Mary L. McClintock and N. Higinbotham and Ernest G. Uribe and Robert E. Cleland},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={771-4}
}
The brown algae Desmarestia ligulata var. ligulata (Lightf.) Lamour., and D. viridis (Mull.) Lamour., accumulate H(2)SO(4) until their average internal pH is 0.5 to 0.8. A related species, D. aculeata (L.) Lamour., does not accumulate acid. The H(2)SO(4) accumulation is accompanied by a reduction in the K(+) and Cl(-) content, presumedly to maintain osmotic… CONTINUE READING