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Contact: Dorothea Gilbert
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Aarhus University

Transport of PAH by Ciliates

Caption: The ciliates' increase of the mobility of PAH grows the more hydrophobic the PAHs are (from the left to the right on the figure) since more PAH is incorporated into the ciliates' fatty cell membrane. Kow is an expression of chemical compound water solubility. The higher Kow (octanol:water distribution), the more hydrophobic the PAH (and thereby fat-soluble, lipophilic) are.

Credit: Dorothea Gilbert, Aarhus University

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