Acid phosphatase activity in some Indian Liverworts

Sunita KAPILA, Kanchna DEVI, Shivani THAKUR & Anju RAO

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 38 (3) - Pages 325-331

Published on 28 July 2017

Seasonal changes in specific activity of acid phosphatase have been examined in 12 taxa of liverworts collected from different areas of Himachal Pradesh. The collection period was divided into three seasons relevant to bryophyte life history: rainy, winter and end of the growing season. The specific activity of acid phosphatase was highest during the rainy season in all except Asterella angusta and the lowest at the end of the growing season, thus indicating that the activity of the enzyme varies seasonally.

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