[Coral-List] Pigment extraction

kfoster at nova.edu kfoster at nova.edu
Tue Mar 6 09:40:14 EST 2007

Acetone works well for pigment extraction.  I have had good luck  
following Standard Method 10200H by Clesceri, Greenberg, et al.  
(1998).  This can be found in the "Standard Methods for the  
Examination of Water and Wastewater", published by the American Public  
Health Association.

I also recommend following Johannes and Wiebe (1970) for tissue  
removal using a Water-Pik or airbrush.

Kristi Foster
National Coral Reef Institute
Nova Southeastern University, Oceanographic Center
8000 N. Ocean Dr.
Dania Beach, FL 33004

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