Improved Chlorophyll Extraction Method

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Science  05 Aug 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3423, pp. 351
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3423.351


Filtered plankton samples subjected to sonic oscillations yielded 11 to 30 percent more chlorophyll a with cvacetone extraction than similar, nonsonificated samples. The improved chlorophyll extraction was attributed to algal cell-wall rupture.