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Organic content of the molluscan shell

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009

P. G. Rodhouse
Affiliation:
British Antarctic Survey, NERC, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OET

Extract

In a recent paper (Goulletquer & Wolowicz, 1989), data are presented which show that determination of the organic content of mollusc shells by weight loss on ignition may over-estimate this component by a factor of 2·5 to 4·8. They then go on to conclude in their discussion that Rodhouse et al. (1984) had over-estimated the organic content of Mytilus edulis shells by a factor of 2·5 through combustion at 540°C.

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Short Communications
Copyright
Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1990

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