(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: A study of intracellular free amino acid pools in tissues of Metridium senile
Student Author(s): Suelzle, Kim D.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1975
Keywords: sea anemones
Abstract: Metridium senile taken from natural environments show no significant differences between animals in free amino acid pool concentrations. Gastrodermal tissue of M. senile has a significantly higher free amino acid pool concentration than does tentacular tissue which has a higher concentration than either muscular or ectodermal tissue which have similar concentrations. Fed M. senile show higher intracellular free amino acid concentrations than do starved M. senile. Free amino acid pool concentrations in M. senile vary in direct proportion to the salinity of the surrounding medium.