Arsenic uptake in upland rice inoculated with a combination or single arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

W.F. CHAN, H. LI, F.Y. WU, S.C. WU, Ming Hung WONG

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Abstract

A pot trial was conducted to investigate the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on arsenic (As) uptake of upland rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar, Zhonghan 221; where the following 3 species of Glomus geosporum (Gg), G. mosseae (Gm) and G. versiforme (Gv) were applied as single or combined inoculations. In general, Gm significantly enhanced (p < 0.05) total As concentration in Zhonghan 221 when compared to the non mycorrhizal (NM) treatment. The treatment inoculated with Gg + Gm increased total phosphorus (P) uptake and decreased total As uptake in the ingestible rice parts (husks and grains). In terms of AMF colonization rates, Gm had significantly higher (p < 0.05) average values of 57.3% and 66.6% when grown in As0 and As40 soils, respectively, in comparison to that of Gg and Gv, and finally dropped to 3.63% when grown in As80 soil. There was a significant difference (p < 0.05) between single AMF species (Gg or Gv) and AMF mixture treatments (Gg + Gv, Gg + Gm, Gv + Gm and Gg + Gv + Gm) in terms of total As concentrations in rice. No significant correlation between AMF colonization rates and As uptake in grains (r = 0.150, p > 0.01) and total P (r = 0.002, p > 0.01) were observed. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1122
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume262
Early online dateAug 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Citation

Chan, W. F., Li, H., Wu, F. Y., Wu, S. C., & Wong, M. H. (2013). Arsenic uptake in upland rice inoculated with a combination or single arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262, 1116-1122. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.08.020

Keywords

  • Glomus mosseae
  • Glomus versiforme
  • Glomus geosporum
  • Total phosphorus
  • Total arsenic

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