Sulphate Deficiency of Lake Victoria

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1956
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Hesser P.R
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AN article by Beauchamp suggmlts that a sulphur shortage in Lake Victoria is a factor limiting the growth-rate of fish. Owing to the fact that Rophates are removed from the water biological precipitation in the form of plant and animal remains, Beauchamp suggests t hat the sulphate ultimately becomes anaerobically reduced to insoluble and una. variable Hulphides which accumulate mud the calm beck. Thus, although tho is coefficient in sulfur, the element may well be present in large quantities at the bottom of the lalw. In order to obtain fads as to the distriibution of sulphur in the want, mud and vegetation of Lako Yietoria, a preliminary investigation has been undertaken in the small, northern area around .Jinja.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 177, p. 389-390