Journal article

Uptake and accumulation of arsenic by 11 Pteris taxa from southern China

HB Wang, MH Wong, CY Lan, AJM Baker, YR Qin, WS Shu, GZ Chen, ZH Ye

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

A field survey was conducted at a deserted arsenic (As) mine in Guangxi Province, China to explore new potential As hyperaccumulators. In addition, young plants of 11 Pteris taxa were grown in glasshouse conditions for 12 weeks on As-amended soils with 0, 50 and 200 mg As kg(-1). Results of the field survey showed that the fern Pteris fauriei accumulated over 1000 mg As kg(-1) in its fronds. Of the 11 Pteris taxa, Pteris aspericaulis, Pteris cretica var. nervosa, P. fauriei, Pteris multifida, P. multifida f. serrulata, and Pteris oshimensis were all found to hyperaccumulate As in addition to P. cretica 'Albo-Lineata' and Pteris vittata (already reported as As hyperaccumulators). However, Pte..

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