Composition of Float Gases of Physalia physalis.∗

@article{Clark1961CompositionOF,
  title={Composition of Float Gases of Physalia physalis.∗},
  author={Fred E. Clark and Charles E. Lane},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  year={1961},
  volume={107},
  pages={673 - 674}
}
  • F. E. Clark, C. E. Lane
  • Published 1 July 1961
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Summary and conclusion The float gases of Physalia contain carbon monoxide. The amount varied from 0.21% to 6.07% of the total. It is suggested that variations in carbon monoxide content may reflect differing functional states in the organism. The composition of the gas in the pneumocyst may change qualitatively and quantitatively in 24 hours. When the float was inflated with pure carbon monoxide this gas was diluted approximately 4-fold during the following 66 hours. During this same period… 

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