Repression of Acid Phosphatase Synthesis in Euglena gracilis

Science  05 Jan 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3497, pp. 46
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3497.46


Phosphate-repressible phosphatase synthesis occurs in the algae, Euglena gracilis. This phenomenon differs from the similar process known to occur in bacteria in that (i) the enzyme is an acid rather than an alkaline phosphatase, and (ii) enzyme activity nearly disappears after addition of phosphate to the culture.