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Title: Uptake of certain heavy metals from contaminated soil by mushroom-Galerina vittiformis
Authors: Damodaran, D.
Vidya, Shetty, K.
Raj Mohan, Balakrishnan
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2014, Vol.104, 1, pp.414-422
Abstract: Remediation of soil contaminated with heavy metals has received considerable attention in recent years. In this study, the heavy metal uptake potential of the mushroom, Galerina vittiformis, was studied in soil artificially contaminated with Cu (II), Cd (II), Cr (VI), Pb (II) and Zn (II) at concentrations of 50 and 100. mg/kg. G. vittiformis was found to be effective in removing the metals from soil within 30 days. The bioaccumulation factor (BAF) for both mycelia and fruiting bodies with respect to these heavy metals at 50. mg/kg concentrations were found to be greater than one, indicating hyper accumulating nature by the mushroom. The metal removal rates by G. vittiformis was analyzed using different kinetic rate constants and found to follow the second order kinetic rate equation except for Cd (II), which followed the first order rate kinetics. � 2013 Elsevier Inc.
URI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.10.033
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