Metabolically induced precipitation of trace elements from sea water.

Abstract

The presence of organic material in some manganese-rich nodules suggests that the nodules are of biological origin. This suggestion leads to the proposal that in sea water, heavy metals get protection from hydrolysis by organic complexing; parts of these complexes become metabolized, the remaining parts then precipitate. These processes would explain a… (More)

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@article{Graham1959MetabolicallyIP, title={Metabolically induced precipitation of trace elements from sea water.}, author={Jennifer W. Graham}, journal={Science}, year={1959}, volume={129 3360}, pages={1428-9} }