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Main Title Bioconcentration of a Hexachlorobiphenyl in Great Lakes Planktonic Algae.
Author Lederman, Timoth C. ; Rhee, G-Yull ;
CORP Author New York State Dept. of Health, Albany.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-806126; EPA-600/J-82-359;
Stock Number PB83-239780
Additional Subjects Algae ; Toxicology ; Great Lakes ; Reprints ; Bioaccumulation ; Biphenyl/hexachloro ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Fragilaria crotonensis ; Ankistrodesmus falcatus ; Microcystis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-239780 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
The bioconcentration of 2,4,5,2',4',5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (HCB) was examined in the Great Lakes algae Fragilaria crotonensis, Ankistrodesmus falcatus, and Microcystis sp. The bioconcentration factors varied from species to species, whether they were expressed in terms of cell number, dry weight, cellular carbon, or cellular lipid. The factors were in the range of 100,000-1,000,000 and increased with decreasing biomass. The existence of a mucilage layer in F. crotonensis was associated with a twofold increase in the bioconcentration factor. Surface adsorption appeared to contribute only slightly to the bioaccumulation of HCB. HCB desorbed from all species but at a much slower rate than its adsorption.