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Title: Characteristics of a photosynthate translocating factor which actions on symbiotic chloroplasts in Elysia hedgepethi
Student Author(s): Glaser, Francis E.
Pages: 17
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1988
Keywords: biological studies on gastropods
Abstract: A factor exists in the tissues of Elysia hedgepethi that stimulates the release of photosynthetically fixed carbon from isolated Codium fragile chloroplasts. The factor is labile at high and lower temperatures, non-particular, and predominantly present in the chloroplast-bearing parapodia of E. hedgepethi. It may have a permanent effect on the release of photsynthates without damaging the chloroplasts' photosynthetic capabilities.