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Elemental accumulation in the black sea brown algae cystoseira studied by neutron activation analysis

April 22, 2014

For the first time the concentration of 26 macro- and microelements (Na, Mg, Al, Cl, K, Ca, Sc, V, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn, As, Br, Rb, Sr, Sb, I, Cs, Ba, Sm, Nd, Ag, Au, and U) in the thalli of brown algae Cystoseira barbata C. Ag. and Cystoseira crinita (Desf.) Bory was determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), Sevastopol region, south-western Crimea, the Black Sea. The observed peculiarities of the elemental accumulation showed that Cystoseira spp. can be used as a biomonitor of coastal waters pollution in the study area.

Kravtsova A, Milchakova N, Frontasyeva M, 2014: Elemental accumulation in the black sea brown algae cystoseira studied by neutron activation analysis, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S, 21(1), 9-23, doi:10.2478/eces-2014-0001. Article (subscription required).

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