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Effect of phosphorus on the toxicity of zinc to the microalga Raphidocelis subcapitata

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Rodgher, Suzelei [1] ; Contador, Thais M. [1] ; Rocha, Giseli S. [2] ; Espindola, Evaldo L. G. [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol UNESP SJC, Dept Engn Ambiental, Parque Tecnol Sao Jose dos Campos, BR-12247016 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Engn Sao Carlos, Ave Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 92, n. 2 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of phosphorus (P) on the toxicity of zinc (Zn) for the alga Raphidocelis subcapitata. P was provided in three concentrations: 2.3 x 10(-4) mol L-1, 2.3 x 10(-6) mol L(-1 )and 1.0 x 10(-6) mol L-1. Algal cells were acclimated to the specific P concentrations before the start of the experiment The chemical equilibrium software MINEQL(+) 4.61 was employed to calculate the Zn2+ concentration. After acclimated, the algal cells were inoculated into media containing different Zn concentrations (0.09 x 10(-6) mol L(-1 )to 9.08 x 10(-6) mol L-1). The study showed that besides the reduction in algal growth rates, phosphorus had an important influence on the toxicity of zinc for microalga. The inhibitory Zn2+ concentration values for R. subcapitata were 2.74 x 10(-6) mol L-1 0.58 x 10(-6) mol L-1 and 0.24 x 10(-6) mol L-1 for the microalgae acclimated at P concentrations of 2.3 x 10(-4) mol L-1, 2.3 x 10(-6) mol L-1 and 1.0 x 10(-6) mol L-1 respectively. Ecotoxicological studies should consider the interaction between metal concentrations and varying P values to provide realistic data of what occurs in phytoplankton communities in environments. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/19415-1 - Analyze of phosphorus effect on zinc toxicity to microalgae Raphidocelis subcapitata
Grantee:Thais Miike Contador
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 16/22620-9 - Toxicity of algal cells exposed to the phosphorus and zinc to the cladoceran Ceriodaphnia silvestrii
Grantee:Fernanda Campos de Paulo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation