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Rice and Sturgeon Lakes nutrient budget study partitioning of phosphorus in Potamogeton crispus

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dc.contributor.author Neil, John H.
dc.contributor.author Graham, Jeff T.
dc.coverage.spatial Rice Lake
dc.coverage.spatial Sturgeon Lake
dc.coverage.spatial Ontario
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-08T16:19:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-08T16:19:41Z
dc.date.copyright 1994
dc.date.created 1994-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15578
dc.description.abstract Phosphorus was partitioned among the major structures of Potamogeton crispus (roots, turions, leaves and stems) at regular intervals during May and June of 1988 to determine the pathway of phosphorus in the plant matter during growth and die back of the population. Phosphorus concentration in the plants declined from an average of 0.25% of dry weight to 0.13% of dry weight during the period in which biomass doubled and so the total mass of phosphorus in the P. crispus population was essentially unchanged. There was no evidence that phosphorus was translocated from stem and leaf tissue to turions and roots during senescence. The development of turions by P. crispus and the hypothesized conservation of phosphorus in these reproductive tissues does not explain the lower than expected pulse of phosphorus in the water column coincident with the decomposition of these aquatic plants.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy
dc.relation.ispartofseries R/S Technical Report No. 6
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.uri https://www.ontario.ca/page/copyright-information-c-queens-printer-ontario
dc.subject Potamogeton crispus
dc.subject phosphorus
dc.subject turions
dc.subject root biomass
dc.subject phosphorus concentration
dc.subject phosphorus loss
dc.subject translocation
dc.title Rice and Sturgeon Lakes nutrient budget study partitioning of phosphorus in Potamogeton crispus
dc.title.alternative Partitioning of phosphorus in Potamogeton crispus (curly-leaf pondweed)
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario


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