The permeability of blue-green algal gas-vacuole membranes to gas

@article{Walsby1969ThePO,
  title={The permeability of blue-green algal gas-vacuole membranes to gas},
  author={Anthony Edward Walsby},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  year={1969},
  volume={173},
  pages={235 - 255}
}
  • A. Walsby
  • Published 20 May 1969
  • Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
The observation that gas-vacuoles of blue-green algae do not disappear under vacuum has given rise to the belief that they are gas-tight structures. In this paper the following evidence is presented for the gas-vacuole membrane being freely permeable to gases. (1) In an attempt to identify the vacuole gas by mass spectrometry it was found that, after thorough evacuation, little or no gas could be obtained from the gas-vacuoles. (2) Using an ultrasonic method of destroying gas-vacuoles in… 

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