Accession Number:

AD0445246

Title:

EXAMINATION OF SOME SOLUBLE CONSTITUENTS OF SPHAGNUM GAMETOPHYTES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-02-27

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A survey of 14 Species of Sphagnum has shown that the amino acids and organic acids are essentially those encountered in higher plants. At lease one unidentified amino compound occurs in the rare S. strictum. Malic and citric acid are the dominant organic acids, but the amounts of free organic acids in Sphagrum are unusually low. Two tri- and three tetra-saccharides, consisting of fructosylated sucrose, are regular constituents of the neutral fraction of Sphagnum.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE