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Table 5 Effect of pH on aluminium absolute (in fg cell -1 ) and relative (% of total Al present in solution) accumulation by P. subcapitata ([Al T ] = 10.4 μM; 281 μg L -1 , [F T ] = 379 μM; 7.2 mg L -1 , pH = 7.0)

From: Uptake and sorption of aluminium and fluoride by four green algal species

   Sorption Uptake Total accumulation
pH 5.5 fg cell -1 14 ± 2* 1 ± 1* 15 ± 2*
  % 3.9 ± 0.5 0.3 ± 0.4 4.2 ± 0.8
pH 7.0 fg cell -1 27 ± 6* 56 ± 17 83 ± 13
  % 15 ± 7 26 ± 7 41 ± 5
pH 7.5 fg cell -1 43 ± 5* 34 ± 5 77 ± 1
  % 28 ± 1 22 ± 5 50 ± 4
  1. *P < 0.05.