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The role of biodetritus in accumulation of elements in aquatic ecosystems. by: S. A. Ostroumov, G. M. Kolesov; Contemporary Problems of Ecology, Vol. 3, No. 4. (2010), pp.

369-373. doi:10.1134/S1995425510040016; Key: citeulike:7868320; FullText article see: SpringerLink; ABSTRACT: Biodetritus that formed over a 7-month period in microcosms with Viviparus viviparus, Unio pictorum , and Ceratophyllum demersum contained a number of elements. This is the first study to determine concentrations of some elements in biodetritus. Neutron activation analysis showed that the elements’ concentrations decrease in the following order: Ca > Zn > Ba > Br > Ce > Se > Nd > La > U > Hf > Sb > Th > Sm > S > Cs > Au. The data obtained contribute to understanding of the polyfunctional role of aquatic organisms in aquatic ecosystems.

Key words: zn, viviparus, unio, u, th, sm, se, sb, rare, pictorum, nd, la, hf, elements, ecosystems, earth, detritus, demersum, cs, ceratophyllum, ce, ca, br, ba, au, aquatic, biogeochemistry,