Seasonal and spatial variations in mercury methylation and demethylation in an oligotrophic lake.

@article{Korthals1987SeasonalAS,
  title={Seasonal and spatial variations in mercury methylation and demethylation in an oligotrophic lake.},
  author={E T Korthals and M R Winfrey},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={2397-404}
}
Microbial mercury methylation and methylmercury decomposition were examined in Lake Clara, an oligotrophic northern Wisconsin seepage lake, using radioisotopic tracers. Methylation activity was near background in the water column, was greatest in the profundal surficial sediments, and decreased with depth in sediment cores. Active demethylation occurred in… CONTINUE READING