Heavy metal availability in pelargonium hortorum rhizosphere: Interactions, uptake and plant accumulation

Authors
Orroño, Daniela I.; Schindler, Valeria; Lavado, Raul Silvio
Publication Year
2012
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The rhizosphere is a key area for the plant metal uptake. We studied heavy metal availability in the rhizosphere and the bulk soil, the interactions between metal ions, and their effects on heavy metal uptake and accumulation by Pelargonium hortorums (geranium). A pot experiment with plants of geranium was conducted in a soil spiked with cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn) singly or in combinations. Bulk soils showed higher concentrations of extractable metals than rhizosphere soils, and metals accumulated preferentially in roots relative to aerial biomass. Regression analysis showed that soil extractable Cr, Ni and Pb were related (R2 = 0.90) to their concentration in plants, but there was no correlation between soil and plants for Cd, Cu, and Zn. Larger concentrations of metals were found when they were added in combinations rather than individually, and availability and uptake were directly related to the level of metals applied.
Fil: Orroño, Daniela I.. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Agronomía; Argentina
Fil: Schindler, Valeria. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Agronomía; Argentina
Fil: Lavado, Raul Silvio. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Parque Centenario. Instituto de Investigaciones en Biociencias Agrícolas y Ambientales. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Agronomía. Instituto de Investigaciones en Biociencias Agrícolas y Ambientales; Argentina
Subject
BULK SOIL
HEAVY METAL AVAILABILITY
HEAVY METAL INTERACTIONS
PELARGONIUM HORTORUM
RHIZOSPHERE SOIL
Ciencias de las Plantas, Botánica
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/59666