Occurrence of dimethylsulfoxide in leaves, stems, and roots of Spartina alterniflora

  title={Occurrence of dimethylsulfoxide in leaves, stems, and roots of Spartina alterniflora},
  author={J. Daniel Husband and Ronald P. Kiene},
Spartina alterniflora is unique among salt marsh macrophytes in its synthesis of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP). One potential degradation product of DMSP is dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). The concentrations of DMSP and DMSO were determined for S. alterniflora plants collected from Mobile Bay, Alabama. Although the distribution of DMSO within healthy S. alterniflora tissues mirrored somewhat that of DMSP, with the highest concentrations found in leaf tissue followed by stem and root tissue, the… CONTINUE READING
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