Growth inhibition of a red tide flagellate,Chattonella antiqua by copper
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A comparison of our results with those for other phytoplankton species indicatedC. antiqua to be rather sensitive to cupric ions. Furthermore, the growth ofC. antiqua was strongly influenced at the calculated cupric ion activity of natural seawater in the Seto Inland Sea, assuming only inorganic copper complexation. Thus, organic chelation may be necessary beforeC. antiqua is capable of competing with other phytoplankton species.
KeywordsPhytoplankton Phytoplankton Species Natural Seawater Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry Artificial Seawater Medium
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