Accession Number : AD0454811

Title :   THE CONCENTRATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS IN SOME COMMON MARINE ALGAE,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA HALIFAX (NOVA SCOTIA) ATLANTIC REGIONAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Young,E. Gordon

Report Date : 26 JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The method of Smillie and Krotkov has been applied to the estimation of soluble ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid in nine species of marine algae, representative of the Chlorophyceae, Rhodophyceae, and Phaeophyceae. Treatment of the extract with an anion exchange resin was essential for the determination of RNA. Values for RNA and DNA, expressed as percentages of total solids are given. They are based on commercial nucleic acids assayed by ultraviolet absorption, as standards. Use of ribose and deoxyribose as standards gave lower results. Attempts to prepare pure polynucleotides from several marine algae were unsuccessful. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALGAE, NUCLEIC ACIDS), (*NUCLEIC ACIDS, ALGAE), MARINE BIOLOGY, RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, MEASUREMENT, PREPARATION, TEST METHODS, NITROGEN, TISSUE EXTRACTS, PHOSPHORUS, BIOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE