Amino Acids in an Estuarine Environment1

Hall, K.J.; Weimer, W.C.; Lee, G.F.

Limnology and Oceanography 15(1): 162-164

1970


ISSN/ISBN: 0024-3590
DOI: 10.4319/lo.1970.15.1.0162
Accession: 068500726

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Abstract
The marsh grass Spartina alterniflora contains a higher percentage of essential amino acids than previous evidence indicated. Estuarine suspended solids contain less protein and essential amino acids than the marsh grass, indicating biological breakdown as tidal movements circulate this material.