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Effects of iron limitation on intracellular cadmium of cultured phytoplankton: Implications for surface dissolved cadmium to phosphate ratios

Lane, Erin S.; Semeniuk, David M.; Strzepek, Robert; Cullen, Jay T.; Maldonado, M T

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This study compares intracellular Cd content (Cd:C) of cultured marine phytoplankton grown under various Fe levels, with estimated particulate Cd:P ratios derived from regression slopes of Cd versus PO43- relationships from a global dataset. A 66-fold difference in Cd:C ratios was observed among the seven species grown under identical Fe concentrations, with oceanic diatoms having the highest Cd quotas and prymesiophytes the lowest. Interestingly, all species significantly increased their Cd:C...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80181
Source: Marine Chemistry
DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2009.07.008

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