Algal growth response to particle-bound orthophosphate and zinc

Limnology and Oceanography
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Effects of Zn (0-1 mu M total Zn(II)) and orthophosphate (8-12 mu M total P) additions on growth indices for the chlorophyte Selenastrum capricornutum were examined in a medium containing 50 mg liter-1 colloidal titania. Over the Zn(II) concentration range used, detrimental growth and yield effects were observed. Addition of P to a synthetic growth medium increased stationary phase cell density, but had minimal effect on growth rate and duration of lag phase. Presence of TiO2 particles in culture media significantly reduced Zn and P dissolved fractions.-from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Algal growth response to particle-bound orthophosphate and zinc
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
Volume 31
Issue 3
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 9 p.
First page 503
Last page 511
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