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Type: Journal article
Title: Effects of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus mosseae on growth and metal uptake by four plant species in copper mine tailings
Author: Chen, B.
Zhu, Y.
Duan, J.
Xiao, X.
Smith, S.
Citation: Environmental Pollution, 2007; 147(2):374-380
Part of: Environmental Pollution in China / edited by Yong-Guan Zhu, Zi-Jian Wang, Peter Christie and Nigel Bell
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0269-7491
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B.D. Chen, Y.-G. Zhu, J. Duan, X.Y. Xiao and S.E. Smith
Abstract: A greenhouse experiment was conducted to evaluate the potential role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in encouraging revegetation of copper (Cu) mine tailings. Two native plant species, Coreopsis drummondii and Pteris vittata, together with a turf grass, Lolium perenne and a leguminous plant Trifolium repens associated with and without AMF Glomus mosseae were grown in Cu mine tailings to assess mycorrhizal effects on plant growth, mineral nutrition and metal uptake. Results indicated that symbiotic associations were successfully established between G. mosseae and all plants tested, and mycorrhizal colonization markedly increased plant dry matter yield except for L. perenne. The beneficial impacts of mycorrhizal colonization on plant growth could be largely explained by both improved P nutrition and decreased shoot Cu, As and Cd concentrations. The experiment provided evidence for the potential use of local plant species in combination with AMF for ecological restoration of metalliferous mine tailings.
Keywords: Mycorrhizae
Plant Shoots
Plant Roots
Industrial Waste
Soil Pollutants
Plant Development
Rights: Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2006.04.027
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