Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of osmoregulation in a blue-green alga

Lesley J. Borowitzka, Susanne Demmerle, Mark A. Mackay, Raymond S. Norton

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Abstract

The process of osmoregulation in a unicellular blue-green alga, Synechococcus sp., has been studied by natural-abundance carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of intact cells and cell extracts. 2-O-α-D-Glucopyranosylglycerol was identified as the major organic osmoregulatory solute. This demonstrates the presence of a major osmoregulatory solute in a blue-green alga and is also an example of an osmoregulatory role for glucosylglycerol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-651
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume210
Issue number4470
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Borowitzka, L. J., Demmerle, S., Mackay, M. A., & Norton, R. S. (1980). Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of osmoregulation in a blue-green alga. Science, 210(4470), 650-651.
Borowitzka, Lesley J. ; Demmerle, Susanne ; Mackay, Mark A. ; Norton, Raymond S. / Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of osmoregulation in a blue-green alga. In: Science. 1980 ; Vol. 210, No. 4470. pp. 650-651.
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Carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of osmoregulation in a blue-green alga. / Borowitzka, Lesley J.; Demmerle, Susanne; Mackay, Mark A.; Norton, Raymond S.

In: Science, Vol. 210, No. 4470, 1980, p. 650-651.

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