Chemistry of the Red and Brown Algæ


IN view of the fact that a study of the literature on the red and brown algæ revealed considerable uncertainty as to whether true cellulose occurs in these plants, the following seaweeds were examined for cellulose by the usually accepted methods:—among the red algæ, Corallina officinalis, Bostrychia scorpioides, Chondrus crispus, Rhodymenia palmata ; among the brown algæ, Laminaria saccharina, L. digitata, Fucus serratus, F. vesiculosus, Ascophyllum nodosum, Pelvetia canaliculata and P. canaliculata, forma libera.

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