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Deposition of zinc and cadmium by marine bacteria in estuarine sediments

January 1, 1974

Mixed cultures of marine bacteria isolated from the sediments of Corpus Christi Harbor were examined for their ability to assimilate or precipitate radioactive zinc and cadmium from solution. Test data indicate that during summer, when bacterial activity is at a maximum, the bacteria and their metabolic byproducts play a significant role in the removal of zinc and cadmium from seawater and their subsequent deposition in marine sediments.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1974
Title Deposition of zinc and cadmium by marine bacteria in estuarine sediments
DOI 10.4319/lo.1974.19.6.0998
Authors C.J. McLerran, Charles W. Holmes
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Limnology and Oceanography
Index ID 70121292
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program