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dc.contributor.authorBaybutt, Robert I.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T22:27:11Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T22:27:11Z
dc.date.issued1/1/1974
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6389
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this investigation were to assay the effects of water extracts of diesel fuel and selected components of diesel fuel on selected species of freshwater algae. The effects of bacterial degradation products of the diesel fuel were also tested. Results of the investigation indicate that under specific culture conditions two of the algae, Chlamydomonas and Scenedesmus, appeared enhanced by the water extract. Selenastrum was unaffected by the water extract and Anabaena was temporarily inhibited, but recovered after the initial lag in growth. The three hydrocarbons heptadecane, hexadecane and nonadecane had varying effects on the algae. Heptadecane inhibited Chlamydomonas , but stimulated Scenedesmus. It had no effect on the other two algae. Nonadecane only affected Chlamydomonas, which was inhibited. Hexadecane slowed the growth of Anabaena , but appeared to stimulate Chlamydomonas. It had no effect on the other two algae. The additional experiments with the bacterial degradation products of the diesel fuel indicated that any inhibitory effect was alleviated by the bacterial action and some enhancement of growth occurred.
dc.subjectThesis 172
dc.subjectBrockport Thesis Collection
dc.subjectWRT
dc.subjectBTC
dc.titleThe Effects of Diesel Fuel on the Growth of Selected Freshwater Phytoplankton
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T22:27:11Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentBiological Sciences
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science (MS)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEnvironmental Science and Ecology Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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