Heavy metals in aquatic bryophytes from the Ore mountains (Germany).

  title={Heavy metals in aquatic bryophytes from the Ore mountains (Germany).},
  author={A. Samecka-Cymerman and K. Kolon and A. Kempers},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={52 3},
Concentration of the metals Ni, Cr, Co, Zn, Mn, Pb, Cd, Cu, Ba, Al, and V as well as the macronutrients Ca, Mg, and K were measured in water and in the aquatic bryophytes Platyhypnidium riparioides, Scapania sp., and Fontinalis antipyretica sampled from streams in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains, eastern Germany). These plants, as used to evaluate the spatial distribution of elements in the examined streams, contained elevated levels of all the investigated metals except Sr. The highest levels of… Expand
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