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- Caetano, Vanessa S., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Environmental pollution 2013 v.172 pp. 243-249
- Laguncularia racemosa; ascorbate peroxidase; bacteria; catalase; denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis; fuel oils; leaves; microbial communities; oil spills; oxidative stress; photosynthesis; sediments; shoots; vegetation
- ... To assess the severity of oil spills on mangroves, diagnosis of the vegetation health is crucial. Some aspects of photosynthesis such as photochemical efficiency and leaf pigment composition together with the level of oxidative stress may constitute reliable indicators for vegetation health. To test this approach 14 month old Laguncularia racemosa were contaminated with 5 L m−2 of the marine fuel ...