Effects on growth and accumulation of zinc in six seaweed species.

  title={Effects on growth and accumulation of zinc in six seaweed species.},
  author={Gilberto Menezes Amado Filho and Cl{\'a}udia Santiago Karez and Leonardo Andrade and Yocie Yoneshigue-Valentin and Wolfgang Christian Pfeiffer},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={37 3},
Seaweed species from a coastal area contaminated by heavy metals (Sepetiba Bay) in Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil) presented different levels of Zn concentrations. In some species the levels were 20 times higher than that from a noncontaminated area. The present study was undertaken to investigate the capability of different species to tolerate and accumulate zinc. For this purpose six species, Ulva lactuca, Enteromorpha flexuosa, Padina gymnospora, Sargassum filipendula, Hypnea musciformis, and… CONTINUE READING

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