Comparing release of oxygen from the roots of different submerged aquatic macrophytes

freshwater habitat s. Knowing the changes in dissolved oxygen being released from the roots of submerged plant species into the sediments will help us to understand how they affect
microbial activity. Photosynthesis in stems and leaves produce oxygen. That oxygen is then transported to other parts of the plant, like the roots and rhizome.
The goal of this project is to learn more about oxygen release from the roots and rhizomes of submerged plants in Thompson's Bayou. We will observe oxygen release of different submerged aquatic macrophyte species.
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Abstract/Description: freshwater habitat s. Knowing the changes in dissolved oxygen being released from the roots of submerged plant species into the sediments will help us to understand how they affect microbial activity. Photosynthesis in stems and leaves produce oxygen. That oxygen is then transported to other parts of the plant, like the roots and rhizome. The goal of this project is to learn more about oxygen release from the roots and rhizomes of submerged plants in Thompson's Bayou. We will observe oxygen release of different submerged aquatic macrophyte species.
Subject(s): oxygen release rates
Undergraduate Research
Thompson's Bayou, Pensacola
aquatic macrophytes