Amino acids as a nitrogen source for Chlorella symbiotic with green hydra

@article{McAuley2004AminoAA,
  title={Amino acids as a nitrogen source for Chlorella symbiotic with green hydra},
  author={Patricia J McAuley},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={216},
  pages={369-376}
}
Supply of amino acids may be important in controlling cell division of Chlorella symbiotic with green hydra. Freshly isolated symbionts display characteristics of N-limited algae, and low pH in perialgal vacuoles and high levels of host glutamine synthetase (GS) limit uptake of ammonium. Movement of tritiated amino acids from host to algal pools suggests that symbiotic algae utilize amino acids derived from host digestion of prey. Amounts are significant in relation to host and algal amino… CONTINUE READING