(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: The extrusion of degenerate zooxanthellae from the sea anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica and their possible role as a nutritional source
Student Author(s): Fryefield, David C.
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
%E Abbott, Isabella A.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1975
Keywords: sea anemones
Abstract: Different areas of anemone were found to have different relative amounts of chlorophyll-a, and differential apparent division rates of zooxanthellae. Pheophytin-a was used as an assay of compunds released to anemone tissue due to zooxanthellae degeneration. Pheophytin appears to be periodically accumulated in the anemone tissue, indicating a possible use of chloroplastic material from lysed cells as a nutritional source.