Accession Number : ADP003612

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

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Smart,R. M. ; Barko,J. W.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

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.

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, *Ecology, *Water chemistry, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Plant growth, Carbon, Inorganic materials, Dissolving, Concentration(Chemistry), Calcium, Potassium, Cations, Sediments

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE