Possible Explanation of Fluoride-Induced Respiration in Chlorella pyrenoidosa

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Science  25 Nov 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3439, pp. 1553-1554
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3439.1553


Low concentrations of sodium fluoride significantly increase oxygen consumption and total phosphorylated nucleotides in respiring Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Measurements of gas exchange at several pH values indicate that the stimulation is probably related to the undissociated hydrogen fluoride concentration in the suspending media.