Article: Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification.
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Ostroumov S.A. Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification. Hydrobiologia. 2002. vol. 469, pages 117-129.
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water quality, filter-feeders, water, self-purification, bivalves, ecotoxicology, aquatic, ecosystems, ecotoxicants, pollutants, surfactants, detergents, new, discovery, hazards, protection of environment, ecology, environmental, toxicology, Mytilus, phytoplankton, water filtration, marine, freshwater, mussels, oysters, suspension feeders,
algal blooms, aquatic ecosystems, eutrophication, filter-feeders, Inhibitory analysis, new, self-purification, studying, top-down control, Crassostrea gigas, Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilus edulis, Unio tumidus, Unio pictorum,
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Top-down control is an important type of interspecies interactions in food webs. It is especially important for aquatic ecosystems. Phytoplankton grazers contribute to the top-down control of phytoplankton populations. The paper is focused on the role of benthic filter-feeders in the control of plankton populations as a result of water filtering and the removal of cells of plankton from the water column. New data on the inhibitory effects of surfactants and detergents on benthic filter-feeders (freshwater mussels Unio tumidus, U. pictorum, marine mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis, M. edulis, and oysters Crassostrea gigas) are presented and discussed. Importance and efficiency of that approach to the problems of eutrophication and water self-purification is pointed out. Chemical pollution may pose a threat to the natural top-down control of phytoplankton and water self-purification process. The latter is considered an important prerequisite for sustainable use of aquatic resources.
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