04-08-2014, 12:12 PM
The Plant Whisperer
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South VA
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| | How to find aquatic plant scientific articles
Since others might want to read primary literature about aquatic plants, growth rates, deficiencies, and toxicities here are a few good sources of information that I have found and used in the past.
This resource is free (as far as I have seen), it will allow you to download publications. I've used it to read up on metal toxicity and some other plant issues: http://www.plantphysiol.org/
Using my login ID I logged into www.sciencedirect.com
and then selected one of the journals: Aquatic Botany, Aquatic Toxicology, or Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Then typed in my search criteria like "CO2 assimilation," "iron toxicity," etc.
These three journals have articles written on the toxicity of nutrients like heavy metals, ammonia, CO2, and basically anything else you can think of. The information is specific to aquatic plants and is extremely valuable. You will need a login ID from an institution to access it. Sometimes if you have an old university or college library ID that still works you can navigate to sciencedirect from your university's library page after you log in to your library's site.