biological uptake

biological uptake

The incorporation in a living organism of chemicals and substances from the environment, which can be evaluated by measuring their accumulation.
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Biological uptake and oxidation/reduction cycles may also affect the P transport characteristics of ditches.
The accumulation of agricultural nutrients in ditch channels is driven by sedimentation, sorption, and biological uptake.
They were derived from studies that showed the potential for aerial transport, the relationship between the contaminants' concentrations in soils and their biological uptake.
On average," says Barlaz, "the compost cover stimulated the biological uptake [and breakdown] of at least 2.
1) it provides no information concerning the types of processes or mechanisms in operation during biological uptake, or information regarding the chemical or physical speciation of the radionuclide;
The duration and magnitude of phytoplankton primary productivity impacts carbon fixation, carbon export, and air-sea carbon flux, so this work results in more accurate estimates of the oceanic net carbon biological uptake.
It was also discovered that biological uptake of hydrogen sulfide gas by the acid-producing Thiobacillus thiooxidans bacteria was the primary removal mechanism in the sewer headspace.
4]-N uptake did not appear to have exceeded the biological uptake capacity of the streams (Bernot et al.
In other agricultural systems, biological uptake of N[O.