Accession Number:

ADP003612

Title:

Ecology of Aquatic Plant Species: Effects of Water Chemistry on Aquatic Plant Species: Preliminary Studies on Myriophyllum spicatum,

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ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

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Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The effect of water chemistry on the growth of M. spicatum appears to involve primarily the availability of dissolved inorganic carbon. Under low carbon conditions, specific cations Ca and to a lesser extent K may be involved in carbon acquisition Lowenhaput 1956 Lucas and Dainty 1977. The combined effects of low levels of Ca and low C availability can result in decreased growth and the development of premature senescence in M. spicatum.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE