Isolation and partial characterization of pyrenoids from the brown alga Pilayella littoralis (L.) Kjellm.

Abstract

In order to isolate high yields of pyrenoids from the brown alga Pilayella littoralis it is necessary to pretreat them with 0.1% HgCl2 in sea water for 3 h. Without this pretreatment there is a substantial loss of pyrenoid ground substance and yields are low. Pyrenoid fractions of high purity have been obtained using silica sol gradients. A partial… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00385125

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