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Re: alternatives to bleach for getting sterile aquatic plant sam

Hello all:

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>allelopathic properties to fight the algae. Coincidentally, I 
>noticed a recession of Spirogyra after I added a capsule of a strong 
>antibiotic (250mg Dalacin-C / 50gal) to treat blue green algae. 

Wild ass guess here, but Spirogyra has a particularily unusual spiral 
chloroplast with a very large surface area to volume ratio, and given 
that chloroplasts are really symbiotic cyanobacteria, perhaps this 
causes its sensitivity?


Jacques Gerber
Botany Department
Rhodes University
South Africa

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