After-effect of heavy metal pollution in a brown forest soil

Máthé-Gáspár Gabriella: After-effect of heavy metal pollution in a brown forest soil. In: Acta biologica Szegediensis, (49) 1-2. pp. 71-72. (2005)

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Heavy metal pollution (of Cd-, Cr-, Zn-load: 270 kg/ha and CdSO4, K2CrO4, ZnSO4) has been shown affecting the soil actual element content, plant and soil microbial function. Pot and laboratory experiments were set up to examine the extent of pollution in the soils collected from the upper 20 cm ploughed layer in the 8th year of a long-term field trial. Actual heavy metal concentration of the polluted soils was low, although Cr and Cd values were significantly higher, exceeding the Hungarian „B” soil pollution threshold limit. Compared to control, Cd content of each plant root and shoot increased significantly, Zn and Cr content increased in few cases, Cd-Zn, Cd-Mn, and Cd-Ni interactions reflected in some instances the soil pollution, too. Microbial basal respiration rate was stimulated by Zn and Cd treatment and it inhibited by Cr. Based on these results we can demonstrate different after-effects of tested heavy metals determined by the changes of microbial C-metabolism. The after-effect of the observed heavy metal pollution influenced in all cases the metabolism of soil microbes, reactions of plants were less general, while Cd-load exhibited the most significant effect.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Stress biology; Proceedings
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2005
Volume: 49
Number: 1-2
ISSN: 1588-385X
Page Range: pp. 71-72
Language: English
Event Title: Hungarian Congress on Plant Physiology, 8., 2005, Szeged, Hungarian Conference on Photosynthesis, 6., 2005, Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 72. p.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:24
Last Modified: 2021. Apr. 13. 11:07

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