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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340458/toxic-effects-of-environmental-pollutants-comparative-investigation-using-allium-cepa-l-and-lactuca-sativa-l
#1
Graciele Lurdes Silveira, Maria Gabriela Franco Lima, Gabriela Barreto Dos Reis, Marcel José Palmieri, Larissa Fonseca Andrade-Vieria
Studies that help understand the mechanisms of action of environmental pollutants are extremely important in environmental toxicology. In this context, assays using plants as models stand out for their simplicity and low performance cost. Among the plants used for this purpose, Allium cepa L. is the model most commonly applied for cytogenotoxic tests, while Lactuca sativa L., already widely used in phytotoxic investigations, has been gaining prominence in cytotoxic analyses. The present study aimed to compare the responses of A...
March 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327292/edta-application-on-agricultural-soils-affects-microelement-uptake-of-plants
#2
Elke Bloem, Silvia Haneklaus, Robert Haensch, Ewald Schnug
Chelates such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) enter soils via various sources but their effect on agricultural crops is mostly unknown. Sources of EDTA include industry, households, sewage water and agricultural practices. In a field experiment EDTA was applied in its free form at different rates (0, 150, 550, 1050kgha(-1)) to study its translocation in the soil profile and to evaluate its effect on yield and mineral composition of the cultivated crop, both in the year of application (oilseed rape) and in the following year (winter wheat)...
January 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324819/impact-of-different-feedstocks-derived-biochar-amendment-with-cadmium-low-uptake-affinity-cultivar-of-pak-choi-brassica-rapa-ssb-chinensis-l-on-phytoavoidation-of-cd-to-reduce-potential-dietary-toxicity
#3
Kiran Yasmin Khan, Barkat Ali, Xiaoqiang Cui, Ying Feng, Xiaoe Yang, Peter Joseph Stoffella
Biochar has become eco-friendly amendment used for phytoavoidation with low cadmium (Cd) accumulating cultivars of crops to ensure food safety in Cd contaminated soils. In this study, biochar with different waste feedstock material were evaluated for their effectiveness on essential trace metals mobility, Cd bioavailability and its accumulation in two contrasting Cd accumulating cultivars of pak choi (Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis L.) grown in Cd contaminated Mollisol soil. A greenhouse experiment was conducted with plants grown in Cd contaminated soil that had been amended with biochar derived from barley straw, tomato green waste, chicken manure, duck manure and swine manure at application rate of 0%, 2...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324818/exogenous-malic-acid-alleviates-cadmium-toxicity-in-miscanthus-sacchariflorus-through-enhancing-photosynthetic-capacity-and-restraining-ros-accumulation
#4
Haipeng Guo, Houming Chen, Chuntao Hong, Dean Jiang, Bingsong Zheng
Malic acid (MA) plays an important role in the regulation of plant growth, stomatal aperture, nutrition elements homeostasis and toxic metals tolerance. However, little is known about the effects of exogenous MA on physiological and biochemical responses to toxic metals in plants. To measure the alleviation roles of exogenous MA against cadmium (Cd), we determined the effects of MA on plant growth, net photosynthetic rate (Pn), reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and the activities of anti-oxidant enzymes in the leaves of Miscanthus sacchariflorus (M...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324249/evaluation-of-organic-amendment-on-the-effect-of-cadmium-bioavailability-in-contaminated-soils-using-the-dgt-technique-and-traditional-methods
#5
EDITORIAL
Yu Yao, Qin Sun, Chao Wang, Pei-Fang Wang, Shi-Ming Ding
Organic amendments have been widely proposed as a remediation technology for metal-contaminated soils, but there exist controversial results on their effectiveness. In this study, the effect of pig manure addition on cadmium (Cd) bioavailability in Cd-contaminated soils was systematically evaluated by one dynamic, in situ technique of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) and four traditional methods based on the equilibrium theory (soil solution concentration and the three commonly used extractants, i.e...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319776/removal-of-antimony-iii-and-cadmium-ii-from-aqueous-solution-using-animal-manure-derived-hydrochars-and-pyrochars
#6
Lanfang Han, Haoran Sun, Kyoung S Ro, Ke Sun, Judy A Libra, Baoshan Xing
In this study, hydrochars and pyrochars prepared from animal manures were characterized and were used to remove Sb (III) and Cd (II) from aqueous solution. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis revealed the interaction between Cd (II) and CO and CO groups within biochars and between Sb (III) and CO, CO and OH groups, respectively. Additionally, the lower absolute value of zeta potential of biochar after loading Sb (III) and Cd (II) suggested the occurrence of surface complexation. Existing primarily in the form of Sb (OH)3, the maximum adsorption capacities (Qmax) for Sb (III) were lower than those for Cd (II)...
March 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319742/biochar-provides-a-safe-and-value-added-solution-for-hyperaccumulating-plant-disposal-a-case-study-of-phytolacca-acinosa-roxb-phytolaccaceae
#7
Shengsen Wang, Bin Gao, Yuncong Li, Yong Sik Ok, Chaofeng Shen, Shengguo Xue
In this work, an innovative approach using biochar technology for hyperaccumulator disposal was developed and evaluated. The heavy metal enriched P. acinosa biomass (PBM) was pyrolyzed to produce biochar (PBC). Both PBM and PBC were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) for crystal phases, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for surface topography, and analyzed for elemental composition and mobility. The results revealed that whewellite, a dominant crystal form in biomass, was decomposed to calcite after pyrolysis...
February 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314195/treatment-of-contaminated-greywater-using-pelletised-mine-water-sludge
#8
Suhail N Abed, Suhad A Almuktar, Miklas Scholz
Precipitated sludge (ochre) obtained from a mine water treatment plant was considered as an adsorbent substance for pollutants, since ochre is relatively free from problematic levels of toxic elements, which could impair on the quality of water to be treated. Artificially created ochre pellets from mixing Portland cement with raw ochre sludge were utilised to remediate either high (HC) or low (LC) contaminated synthetic greywater (SGW) in mesocosm-scale stabilisation ponds at 2-day and 7-day contact times under real weather conditions in Salford...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303536/cadmium-adsorption-chelation-and-compartmentalization-limit-root-to-shoot-translocation-of-cadmium-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#9
Qiang Xu, Changquan Wang, Shigui Li, Bing Li, Qiquan Li, Guangdeng Chen, Weilan Chen, Feng Wang
Strategies to reduce cadmium (Cd) in rice grain, below concentrations that represent serious human health concerns, require that the mechanisms of Cd distribution and accumulation within rice plants be established. Here, a comprehensive hydroponic experiment was performed to investigate the differences in the Cd uptake, chelation and compartmentalization between high (D83B) and low (D62B) Cd-accumulation cultivars contrasting in Cd accumulation in order to establish the roles of these processes in limiting Cd translocation from root to shoot...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287500/the-evaluation-on-the-cadmium-net-concentration-for-soil-ecosystems
#10
Yu Yao, Pei-Fang Wang, Chao Wang, Jun Hou, Ling-Zhan Miao
Yixing, known as the "City of Ceramics", is facing a new dilemma: a raw material crisis. Cadmium (Cd) exists in extremely high concentrations in soil due to the considerable input of industrial wastewater into the soil ecosystem. The in situ technique of diffusive gradients in thin film (DGT), the ex situ static equilibrium approach (HAc, EDTA and CaCl2), and the dissolved concentration in soil solution, as well as microwave digestion, were applied to predict the Cd bioavailability of soil, aiming to provide a robust and accurate method for Cd bioavailability evaluation in Yixing...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286514/ethylene-improves-root-system-development-under-cadmium-stress-by-modulating-superoxide-anion-concentration-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#11
Ann Abozeid, Zuojia Ying, Yingchao Lin, Jia Liu, Zhonghua Zhang, Zhonghua Tang
This work aims at identifying the effects of ethylene on the response of Arabidopsis thaliana root system to cadmium chloride (CdCl2) stress. Two ethylene-insensitive mutants, ein2-5 and ein3-1eil1-1, were subjected to (25, 50, 75, and 100 μM) CdCl2 concentrations, from which 75 μM concentration decreased root growth by 40% compared with wild type Col-0 as a control. Ethylene biosynthesis increased in response to CdCl2 treatment. The length of primary root and root tip in ein2-5 and ein3-1eil1-1 decreased compared with wild type after CdCl2 treatment, suggesting that ethylene play a role in root system response to Cd stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284585/marine-environment-status-assessment-based-on-macrophytobenthic-plants-as-bio-indicators-of-heavy-metals-pollution
#12
Tamara Zalewska, Beata Danowska
The main aim of study was to develop the environmental quality standards (EQSMP) for selected heavy metals: Pb, Cd, Hg and Ni bioaccumulated in the tissues of marine macrophytobenthic plants: Chara baltica, Cladophora spp., Coccotylus truncatus, Furcellaria lumbricalis, Polysiphonia fucoides, Stuckenia pectinata and Zanichellia palustris, collected in designated areas of the southern Baltic Sea in period 2008-2015. The calculated concentration ratios (CR), which attained very high values: 10(4)Lkg(-1) for lead, 10(3)Lkg(-1) for nickel and mercury and even 10(5)Lkg(-1) for cadmium formed the basis for the determination of EQSMP values...
March 8, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283985/effect-of-silicon-fertilizers-on-cadmium-in-rice-oryza-sativa-tissue-at-tillering-stage
#13
Xionghui Ji, Saihua Liu, Huang Juan, Elena A Bocharnikova, Vladimir V Matichenkov
Silicon has been found to enhance the plants' tolerance to heavy metal stress. In a field study, the effect of different types of Si-rich soil amendments (slag, ground slag, and diatomaceous earth) and fertilizers (activated slag, ground activated slag, and commercial Si fertilizer) on the distribution of soluble and insoluble forms of Cd in the rice plant organs grown on long-term cultivated paddy soil contaminated with Cd (central part of Hunan Province, China) was investigated. The soluble Si and Cd were tested in the apoplast and symplast of the roots, stems, and leaves of rice at a tillering stage...
March 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283922/identification-of-alternatively-spliced-transcripts-of-rice-phytochelatin-synthase-2-gene-ospcs2-involved-in-mitigation-of-cadmium-and-arsenic-stresses
#14
Natasha Das, Surajit Bhattacharya, Somnath Bhattacharyya, Mrinal K Maiti
The OsPCS2 exhibits root- and shoot-specific differential ratios of alternatively spliced transcripts in indica rice under Cd stress, and plays role in Cd and As stress tolerance and accumulation. Enzymatic activity of phytochelatin synthase (PCS) in plant produces phytochelatins, which help in sequestration of heavy metal(loid)s inside the cell vacuole to alleviate toxicity. Here we report that among the two PCS genes-OsPCS1 and OsPCS2 in indica rice (Oryza sativa) cultivar, the OsPCS2 produces an alternatively spliced OsPCS2b transcript that bears the unusual premature termination codon besides the canonically spliced OsPCS2a transcript...
March 11, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278781/phytoremediation-potential-of-water-caltrop-trapa-natans-l-using-municipal-wastewater-of-the-activated-sludge-process-based-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plant
#15
Vinod Kumar, A K Chopra
Phytoremediation experiments were carried out to assess the phytoremediation potential of water caltrop (Trapa natans L.) using municipal wastewater collected from the activated sludge process- (ASP) based municipal wastewater treatment plant. The results revealed that T. natans significantly (P ≤ .05/P ≤ .01/P ≤ .001) reduced the contents of total dissolved solids (TDS), electrical conductivity (EC), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), chemical oxygen demand, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, phosphate ([Formula: see text]), sodium (Na(+)), potassium (K(+)), calcium (Ca(2+)), magnesium (Mg(2+)), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), standard plate count, and most probable number of the municipal wastewater after phytoremediation experiments...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273574/ionomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-provides-new-insight-into-the-distribution-and-transport-of-cadmium-and-arsenic-in-rice
#16
Xuemin Feng, Lei Han, Daiyin Chao, Yan Liu, Yajing Zhang, Ruigang Wang, Junkang Guo, Renwei Feng, Yingming Xu, Yongzhen Ding, Biyan Huang, Guilong Zhang
To identify the key barrier parts and relevant elements during Cd/As transport into brown rice, 16 elements were measured in 14 different parts of 21 rice genotypes; moreover, transcriptomic of different nodes was analyzed. Cd/As contents in root and nodes were significantly higher than those other parts. Node I had the highest Cd content among nodes, leading an increase in gene expressions involved in glycolytic and Cd detoxification. The Cu/Zn/Co distribution and transport to various parts was similar to that of Cd, and Fe/Sb distribution and transport to various parts was similar to that of As...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273510/effects-of-cadmium-resistant-fungi-aspergillus-aculeatus-on-metabolic-profiles-of-bermudagrass-cynodondactylon-l-pers-under-cd-stress
#17
Xiaoning Li, Margaret Mukami Gitau, Shijuan Han, Jinmin Fu, Yan Xie
Plants' tolerance to heavy metal stress may be induced by the exploitation of microbes. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of cadmium (Cd)-resistant fungus, Aspergillus aculeatus, on tolerance to Cd and alteration of metabolites in bermudagrass under Cd stress, and identify the predominant metabolites associated with Cd tolerance. Two genotypes of bermudagrass with contrasting Cd tolerance (Cd-sensitive 'WB92' and Cd-tolerant 'WB242') were exposed to 0, 50, 150 and 250 mg kg(-1) Cd for 21 days...
February 20, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270829/cadmium-disrupts-the-balance-between-hydrogen-peroxide-and-superoxide-radical-by-regulating-endogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-in-the-root-tip-of-brassica-rapa
#18
Wenjing Lv, Lifei Yang, Cunfa Xu, Zhiqi Shi, Jinsong Shao, Ming Xian, Jian Chen
Cd (cadmium) stress always alters the homeostasis of ROS (reactive oxygen species) including H2O2 (hydrogen sulfide) and [Formula: see text] (superoxide radical), leading to the oxidative injury and growth inhibition in plants. In addition to triggering oxidative injury, ROS has been suggested as important regulators modulating root elongation. However, whether and how Cd stress induces the inhibition of root elongation by differentially regulating endogenous H2O2 and [Formula: see text], rather than by inducing oxidative injury, remains elusive...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246038/the-wheat-mutant-della-encoding-gene-rht-b1c-affects-plant-photosynthetic-responses-to-cadmium-stress
#19
Anelia G Dobrikova, Ekaterina K Yotsova, Andreas Börner, Svetlana P Landjeva, Emilia L Apostolova
Тhe sensitivity to cadmium (Cd) stress of two near-isogenic wheat lines with differences at the Rht-B1 locus, Rht-B1a (tall wild type, encoding DELLA proteins) and Rht-B1c (dwarf mutant, encoding modified DELLA proteins), was investigated. The effects of 100 μM CdCl2 on plant growth, pigment content and functional activity of the photosynthetic apparatus of wheat seedlings grown on a nutrient solution were evaluated through a combination of PAM chlorophyll fluorescence, oxygen evolution, oxidation-reduction kinetics of P700 and 77 K fluorescence...
February 20, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239385/hydrogen-peroxide-pretreatment-mitigates-cadmium-induced-oxidative-stress-in-brassica-napus-l-an-intrinsic-study-on-antioxidant-defense-and-glyoxalase-systems
#20
Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Sarvajeet S Gill, Hesham F Alharby, Bam H N Razafindrabe, Masayuki Fujita
Cadmium (Cd) is considered as one of the most toxic metals for plant growth and development. In the present study, we investigated the role of externally applied hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in regulating the antioxidant defense and glyoxalase systems in conferring Cd-induced oxidative stress tolerance in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). Seedlings were pretreated with 50 μM H2O2 for 24 h. These pretreated seedlings as well as non-pretreated seedlings were grown for another 48 h at two concentrations of CdCl(2) (0...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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