Potassium in earthworms from the Saarland conurbation and the Upper Bavarian Tertiary Uplands

No differences in potassium contents of earthworms from different sampling sites

Potassium is an essential element for all organisms and animals regulate their body concentrations.
Earthworms from the highly industrialised Saartal and worms from the agrarian Tertiary Uplands in Bavaria, sampling site Scheyern,  have almost identical potassium contents.

Potassium in earthworm from the sampling areas Saartal and Scheyern
Fig. 1: Potassium in earthworm from the sampling areas Saartal and Scheyern Zoom in

 

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Specimen

Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) As an organism living at ground level, it is a major driver of the decomposition of organic material (e.g. plant litter).

Analytes

Potassium Naturally occurring alkali metal

Sampling area

Oberbayerisches Tertiärhügelland The Upper Bavarian Tertiary Uplands are a part of the Southern German Molasse Basin
Saarländischer Verdichtungsraum Important, old-industrialised conurbation in Germany.