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.
As an organism living at ground level, it is a major driver of the decomposition of organic material (e.g. plant litter).
Naturally occurring alkali metal