Interactions of cyanobacteria and microalgae with caesium

Simon V. Avery, Geoffrey Codd, Geoffrey Michael Gadd

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    Investigated the mechanism of, and the influence of, external physico-chemical parameters on, Cs+ accumulation and toxicity of aquatic cyanobacteria and microalgae. Accumulation of Cs+, and a concomitant decline in intracellular K+, resulted in inhibition of growth of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803. Replacement of cellular K+ by Cs+ was also observed in a natural bloom-forming Anabaena spp. Results indicate that aquatic microbial primary producers have the potential to accumulate 137Cs from their natural environment
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationImpact of Heavy Metals on the Environment
    EditorsJ.-P. Vernet
    Number of pages50
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Publication series

    NameTrace Metals in the Environment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Environmental Science
    • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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