Zinc accumulation by two species of Chara (Charophyta)


en Cryptogamie, Algologie 27 (4) - Pages 451-459

Published on 24 November 2006

This paper reports the results of experiments on Zn accumulation in two species of green algae: Chara globularis and Chara hispida. The results of laboratory and field experiments show a rapid accumulation of Zn by charophytes and demonstrate that with the exception of precipitation with calcite, an adsorption phase occurs in Zn accumulation. Both species may be important in Zn circulation in lakes.

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