(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2015)

Document title

Cadmium accumulation in six common plant species associated with soils containing high geogenic cadmium concentrations at Le Gurnigel, Swiss Jura Mountains

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

QUEZADA-HINOJOSA R. (1) ; FÖLLMI K.B. (2) ; GILLET F. (3 4) ; MATERA V. (5) ;
(1) Inst. de Géologie, Univ., Neuchâtel, SUISSE
(2) Inst. des Sciences de la Terre, Univ., Lausanne, SUISSE
(3) UMR 6249 Chrono-environnement, Univ. Franche-Comté, CNRS, Besançon, FRANCE
(4) Lab. of Ecological Systems, Ecole polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, SUISSE
(5) Inst. National de Recherche et Sécurité, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, FRANCE


The uptake of cadmium (Cd) was analyzed for 6 different perennial plant species growing in a wooded pasture on the northern face of the Mont d'Amin (canton Neuchâtel), where the soils are geogenically enriched in Cd. High Cd concentrations in the soil result in a reduction of Cd accumulation in the shoots and a corresponding increase in the roots. This implies that Cd transfer coefficients from the soil/rhizosphere to the plant are inversely proportional to the total Cd concentrations in soils and do not depend on plant species but instead on soil type. Therefore, this may represent a long-term hazard for livestock and human health since these plants are used either by grazing cattle or for medicinal purposes


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2015, vol. 124 [pp. 85-96]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Collation : 13 fig., 7 tabl.



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