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