Assessment of zea mays sensitivity to toxic content of zinc in soil

Agnieszka Baran

Abstract

Our work aims to assess Zea mays sensitivity to soil pollution with zinc. The aim was realized on the basis of studies on zinc’s effect on the germination and initial growth of Zea mays, determining toxicity thresholds (PT) and estimating the toxic zinc content in zinc, at which a significant inhibition of germination and growth of roots occurs and a significant decline in this plant yields. On the basis of estimated values of EC10, EC20, and EC50 toxicity indicators and zinc phytotoxicity thresholds (PT), it was demonstrated that Zea mays is a plant little sensitive to over-the-norm zinc concentrations in soils, and should not be used as an indicator plant.
Author Agnieszka Baran (FoAE / DoAaECh)
Agnieszka Baran,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
Journal seriesPolish Journal of Environmental Studies, ISSN 1230-1485, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol22
No1
Pages77-83
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishzinc, toxicity thresholds, toxicity criteria, maize, phytotoxkit
ASJC Classification2300 General Environmental Science; 2304 Environmental Chemistry
URL http://www.pjoes.com/pdf/22.1/Pol.J.Environ.Stud.Vol.22.No.1.77-83.pdf
Internal identifierWRE/6/2
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 24; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.559; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.6 (2) - 2013=0.762 (5)
Citation count*9 (2015-12-12)
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