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Title: Distribution of major elements in seaweeds of Visakhapatnam, east coast of India
Authors: Rao, I Mrutyunjaya
Murty, M Vishnu
Satyanarayana, D
Issue Date: Dec-1994
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Distribution of Na, K, Ca, Mg, Sr and ash has been reported in 24 seaweeds of Visakhapatnam coast. The order of abundance of the elements in seaweeds (Ca > K > Mg > Na > Sr) differs from that of seawater (Na > Mg > Ca > K) indicating preferential accumulation of K over. Na, and Ca over Mg in seaweeds resulting in higher K/Na and Ca/Mg ratios unlike in seawater. The extent of accumulation of elements differs in each class of algae and also from one species to the other in the same class.
Page(s): 213-216
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.23(4) [December 1994]

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