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The Utilization of Nitrogen from the Decomposition of Organic Matter in Cultures of Scenedesmas dimorphus

Boyd, Claude E.

Archiv für Hydrobiologie Volume 73 Number 3 (1974), p. 361 - 368

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published: Jun 4, 1974

DOI: 10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/73/1974/361

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The rates of mineralization of nitrogen from glutamic acid, proteose peptone, and several species of aquatic plants were sufficient to produce good growth of S. dimorphus in cultures. The amount of growth of S. dimorphus in cultures where dead aquatic plants were the only source of nitrogen increased in proportion to the percentage of nitrogen in the decaying plants. Muds were a poor source of nitrogen for S. dimorphus.