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Title: Biocalcification of aragonite by tellinid bivalve Macoma birmanica (Philippi) on the tidal mudflat in the Sundarban mangrove forest, north-east coast of India
Authors: Saha, A
Jana, T K
Issue Date: Dec-1999
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The annual biocalcification of aragonite by Macoma binnanica was found to be 314.3 g m-2y-1 which is 2.5 times higher than biomass production and almost equal to the elimination rate, 311.4 g m-2y-1. Rapid response of this biogenous aragonite to the processes of neutralization of the anthropogenic carbon dioxide through its dissolution was observed, which was almost close to its maximum capacity.
Page(s): 404-407
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.28(4) [December 1999]

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