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Authors Milic, D., J. Lukovic, J. Ninkov, T. Zeremski-Skoric, L. Zoric, J. Vasin and S. Milic
Title Heavy metal content in halophytic plants from inland and maritime saline areas
Source Central European Journal of Biology
Author Keywords Salt marsh Metal accumulation Salicornia europaea Suaeda maritima Salsola soda Halimione portulacoides salt-marsh plants hyperaccumulator thlaspi-caerulescens halimione-portulacoides contaminated sites spartina-maritima accumulation zinc cadmium lead estuary
Abstract We investigated the concentration of Aluminium (Al), Cobalt (Co), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni) and Zinc (Zn) in the root and aboveground organs of four halophyte species (Salicornia europaea, Suaeda maritima, Salsola soda and Halimione portulacoides), as well as in the soil from maritime and inland saline areas. The aim of our research was to evaluate the capability of some halophyte species to absorb different heavy metals and to detect differentiation of heavy metal accumulation within populations from inland and maritime saline areas. Generally, the plant roots had significantly higher concentrations of metals when compared to stems and leaves. Zinc was the only metal with concentrations significantly higher in the leaves than in the root and stem. Populations from maritime saline areas had higher trace root and stem metal concentrations than populations from inland saline areas. Excepting zinc, populations from inland saline areas had higher heavy metal concentrations in the leaves. The factors that affected metal accumulation by halophytes included the percentage of salt in the soil. We also discuss the potential use of these halophytes in phytoremediation.
Author Address [Milic, Dubravka; Lukovic, Jadranka; Zoric, Lana] Univ Novi Sad, Fac Sci, Dept Biol & Ecol, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia. [Ninkov, Jordana; Zeremski-Skoric, Tijana; Vasin, Jovica; Milic, Stanko] Inst Field & Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia. Milic, D (reprint author), Univ Novi Sad, Fac Sci, Dept Biol & Ecol, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia dubravka.milic@dbe.uns.ac.rs
ISSN 1895-104X
ISBN 1895-104X
29-Character Source Abbreviation Cent. Eur. J. Biol.
Publication Date Apr
Year Published 2012
Volume 7
Issue 2
Beginning Page 307-317
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.2478/s11535-012-0015-6
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000302476500015
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