The distribution of sulphur in the muds, water and vegetation of Lake Victoria

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1957
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Hesse, P. R.
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An article by BEAUCHAMP (1953) suggests that a sulphur shortage in Lake Victoria is a factor limiting the growth-rate of fish. It has been demonstrated in the laboratories of the East African Fisheries Research Organisation (FISH, 1956) that a shortage of sulphate in the lake water is controlling the growth-rate of phytoplankton and, phytoplankton being the main source of nutrients for Tilapia sp. which is the fish of greatest economic value, this apparent sulphate deficiency is a problem of primary importance.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 9 (1), p. 29-39