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Main Title Root-Exuded Oxygen in the Aquatic Angiosperm 'Ruppia maritima'.
Author Thursby, G. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Dept. of Botany.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/J-84-048;
Stock Number PB84-222652
Additional Subjects Oxygenation ; Sea grasses ; Inorganic nitrates ; Sediments ; Oxygen ; Removal ; Nitrification ; Diffusion ; Concentration(Composition) ; Nitrites ; Ammonia ; Plant physiology ; Reprints ; Foreign technology ; Ruppia maritima ; Vascular plants ; Roots
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NTIS  PB84-222652 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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The potential impact of oxygen from roots on the source of inorganic nitrogen for Ruppia maritima L. (Potamogetonales) was investigated in laboratory experiments. Roots released oxygen at an average rate of 2 to 3 micrograms O2 (mg dry wt)/hr. A distinctive oxygenated zone with a radius of 0.75 to 1.25 mm developed in the sediment around the roots. Although nitrate and nitrite could have been present in the oxygenated zone, these were unlikely to be significant sources of nitrogen for R. maritima. Root hairs extended up to 6 mm beyond this zone. In addition, roots of plants cultured in a flow-through system took up ammonia at a rate approximately 9 times greater than that for either nitrate or nitrite.