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Bacterial Demethylation of Methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem

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Project Investigators: Ronald S. Oremland, Mark Marvin-DiPasquale

Project Start Date: 1995 End Date: 1999


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Our work focus is on the microbiological and geochemical processes that control CH3Hg+ degradation in Everglades peat sediment.

The objective of this research is to provide ecosystem managers with CH3Hg+ degradation rate data from a number of study sites that represent a diversity of hydrologic and nutrient regimes common to the Everglades. Further, our focus is on better understanding the microbial and geochemical controls regulating CH3Hg+ degradation. At present, little is known regarding the specific factors influencing this process in natural systems.

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