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Accumulation of Toxic Trace Elements by Freshwater Vascular Plants

  • P. M. Outridge
  • B. N. Noller
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 121)

Abstract

Freshwater vascular plants (FVPs) play an important role in the ecology of many freshwater ecosystems. Included with macroscopic algae under the pseudonym “macrophytes”, they are part of the autotrophic link between the physicochemical and biological worlds, and are a major component of the diets of many invertebrates, fish, birds, and mammals (Fassett 1960). Particularly in tropical areas, vascular macrophytes may comprise the largest single form of biomass in freshwater ecosystems.

Keywords

Aquatic Plant Eichhornia Crassipes Elodea Canadensis Freshwater Plant Equisetum Arvense 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Outridge
    • 1
  • B. N. Noller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mines and EnergyMines Environment DirectorateDarwinAustralia

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