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Inland Water Biology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 124–127 | Cite as

Comparative Analysis of Copper and Cadmium Accumulation by Macrophytes of the Chupa Inlet, Kandalaksha Bay, White Sea

  • V. P. AndreevEmail author
  • Zh. V. Plakhotskaya
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Abstract

The content of dry matter, copper (Cu), and cadmium (Cd) have been studied in five species of brown algae and one species of higher plants at six sampling sites in the Chupa Inlet of the Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea. Despite a common natural geochemical background, a variability in the content of Cu and Cd has been observed in algae species which have similar systematic positions. No simple functional relationship could be established between the dry matter content and content of metals. Copper affects the accumulation of cadmium only when the Cu content is high. Species of the family Fucaceae (Fucus vesiculosus, F. serratus, and Pelvetiacanaliculata) accumulated Cu and Cd most effectively. The minimum content of Cd was found in the leaves of Triglochinmaritimum.

Keywords:

copper cadmium brown algae Fucales Laminariales Triglochinmaritimum dry matter bioaccumulation heavy metals 

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COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies involving animals or human participants performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kirov Military Medical AcademySt. PetersburgRussia

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