Absence of Hg transpiration by shoot after Hg uptake by roots of six terrestrial plant species
2005 (English)In: Environmental Pollution, ISSN 0269-7491, E-ISSN 1873-6424, Vol. 134, no 2, 201-208 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we investigated if, and to what extent, six different plant species accumulate, translocate and emit mercury (Hg) into the air. The Hg uptake by roots, distribution of Hg to the shoot and release of Hg via shoots of garden pea, spring wheat, sugar beet, oil-seed rape, white clover and willow were investigated in a transpiration chamber. The airborne Hg was trapped in a Hopcalite trap or a gold trap. Traps and plant materials were analysed for content of Hg by CVAAS. The results show that all plant species were able to take up Hg to a large extent from a nutrient solution containing 200 μg L−1 Hg. However, the Hg translocation to the shoot was low (0.17–2.5%) and the Hg that reached the leaves was trapped and no release of the absorbed Hg to the air was detected.
Mercury translocation to shoots was low.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 134, no 2, 201-208 p.
Mercury, Accumulation, Translocation, Hg release
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23475DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2004.08.007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23475DiVA: diva2:192259