The salt relations of Dunaliella. Further observations on glycerol production and its regulation.

@article{Borowitzka1977TheSR,
  title={The salt relations of Dunaliella. Further observations on glycerol production and its regulation.},
  author={Lesley Joyce Borowitzka and D S Kessly and Austin Duncan Brown},
  journal={Archives of microbiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={113 1-2},
  pages={131-8}
}
Dunaliella tertiolecta (marine) and D. viridis (halophilic) were each trained by serial transfer to grow at salt concentrations previously regarded as the other's domain. D. viridis then had a salt optimum at 1.0-1.5 M sodium chloride whereas that for D. tertiolecta was less than 0-2 M. Nevertheless D. tertiolecta grew faster than the halophil at all salt concentrations up to 3.5 M, the highest at which they were compared. Both species accumulate glycerol, which is necessary for growth at… CONTINUE READING