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Cultured red alga to measure pollution
Edwards, P. (1972). Cultured red alga to measure pollution. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 3(12): 184-188
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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  • Edwards, P.

    The red alga Callithamnion grew equally well in seawater samples from unpolluted and polluted localities. The species was insensitive to nitrate and phosphate levels of the medium and thus cannot be used as an indicator of eutrophication. Relatively small copper concentrations depressed the growth of the species. No difference in copper tolerance was demonstrated between isolates from unpolluted north-east Scotland and polluted County Durham, but the isolate from unpolluted south-west England was apparently less resistant to copper.

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