Oxygen detoxification in algal-invertebrate symbioses from the Great Barrier Reef

  title={Oxygen detoxification in algal-invertebrate symbioses from the Great Barrier Reef},
  author={J. Malcolm Shick and James A. Dykens},
Examination of 34 species of symbiotic invertebrates in four phyla has confirmed the generality of a direct relationship between chlorophyll concentration and the activities of superoxide dismutase and catalase, two enzymes involved in the detoxification of active oxygen. On a finer scale, activities of these enzymes also depend on the localization of the algal symbions (intracellular or extracellular) and hence on the extent to which photosynthetic O2 actually contacts animal cytoplasm, and on… CONTINUE READING
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