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Protective effects of magnesium and calcium carbonate against aluminum toxicity in Daphnia magna

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dc.contributor.author Jiang, Amy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T18:49:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-26T18:49:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/36928
dc.description.abstract Aluminum toxicity is known to be decreased by other factors, such as the presence of silicon. In this study, acute toxicity tests were performed on Daphnia magna to determine if magnesium and calcium carbonate are protective against aluminum toxicity. Magnesium carbonate eliminates acute toxicity, while calcium carbonate is protective at aluminum sulphate concentrations above 40 μM. The mechanism of protection is not fully understood, but the presence of carbonates may promote the formation of aluminate ions, a less toxic species of aluminum. These results could have implications in current research studying aluminum toxicity humans. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia. Science One Program. Research Projects 2010-2011 en_US
dc.title Protective effects of magnesium and calcium carbonate against aluminum toxicity in Daphnia magna en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.description.affiliation Science, Faculty of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US


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