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Science project/tannic acid question

Be sure to reply to the original poster, not to me.  - Cynthia

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Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 22:48:03 -0600
From: Lance McKee <mckee at ultranet_com>
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
CC: lmckee at opengis_org
Subject: query re tannic acid and algae

	I am a high school student who hypothesized that the tannic acid in 
the Burning Bush tree (Euonymus atropurpureus) can kill the algae that 
grows in pools. I noticed that a B.B. stick had fallen into my pool 
and the algae around it had been killed off. Knowing that there is 
tannic acid in many types of trees I guessed this might be it. My 
experiment proving this theory worked, but I cannot find any 
information to back my theory up. If you could add any input at all it 
would be much appreciated.


																																					Caitlin McKee