The role of Gloeotrichia echinulata in the transfer of phosphorus from sediments to water in Lake Erken

@article{Pettersson2004TheRO,
  title={The role of Gloeotrichia echinulata in the transfer of phosphorus from sediments to water in Lake Erken},
  author={Kurt Pettersson and Eva Herlitz and Vera Istv{\'a}novics},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={253},
  pages={123-129}
}
The abundance of Gloeotrichia echinulata colonies in the sediments of Lake Erken and their phosphorus content were investigated to determine the contribution of Gloeotrichia colonies to total sediment phosphorus. Moreover, the potential size of the algal inoculum and the migration to the water during summer were estimated. The surplus phosphorus content of the resting colonies in the sediment was about 45% of total phosphorus, which maximized at 8.5 µg P (mg dw)−1 or 81 ng P colony−1. The C:P… CONTINUE READING