Smoke compounds aggravate stress inflicted on Brassica seedlings by unfavourable soil conditions

Renata Bączek-Kwinta , Jacek Antonkiewicz , A. Łopata-Stasiak , Wojciech Kępka


The aim of the study was to assess the physiological status of Brassica seedlings grown in two types of soils following a single application of smoke water (SW). One soil was contaminated with heavy metals from a local smelter, and another was sandy and poor in nutrients. Three-week monitoring indicated that soil composition was the primary factor affecting chlorophyll fluorescence (CF) parameters, growth, and development of seedlings, and the contaminants affected the plants more than the lack of nutrients. SW aggravated the negative impact of heavy metals, which became visible when the plants transiently suffered from the heavy metal exposure. Most of CF parameters changed suddenly but then the trend reversed indicating that plants gradually adapted to the specific conditions. However, this was not reflected in the final biomass of the seedlings. This might be due to redirection of photosynthates towards protective mechanisms against toxic effects of metals.
Author Renata Bączek-Kwinta (FoAaE / DoPP)
Renata Bączek-Kwinta,,
- Department of Plant Physiology
, Jacek Antonkiewicz (FoAaE / DoAaECh)
Jacek Antonkiewicz,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, A. Łopata-Stasiak (FoAaE / DoPP)
A. Łopata-Stasiak,,
- Department of Plant Physiology
, Wojciech Kępka (FoAaE / DoAaECh)
Wojciech Kępka,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
Journal seriesPhotosynthetica, ISSN 0300-3604, e-ISSN 1573-9058, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishgreenness index; karrikin; soil contamination; soil pollution; swailing
ASJC Classification1110 Plant Science; 1314 Physiology
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.141; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.365 (2) - 2018=2.669 (5)
Citation count*6 (2020-08-12)
Additional fields
FinansowanieThe study was supported by the University of Agriculture in Kraków, Research programmes No. DS 3145 and DS 3163.
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