The effects of iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) plaque on the accumulation of copper (Cu) in Typha latifolia L. were investigated under laboratory conditions in nutrient solution cultures. Seedlings with and without Fe plaque on their roots, induced with 15 or 60 μg·mL-1 Fe, were exposed to 0.04, 0.12, or 0.36 μg·mL-1 Cu solutions, and seedlings with and without Mn plaque, induced with 15 or 60 μg·mL-1 Mn, were exposed to 0.12 or 0.36 μg·mL-1 Cu solutions for 24 days, respectively. In all cases, the amount and proportion of Cu adsorbed on the root surface increased with a higher concentration of Cu in the solutions. In the presence of Fe or Mn, T. latifolia adsorbed more Cu and had a higher proportion of Cu on its roots, especially the roots with heavy Mn or Fe plaque. Although more Fe than Mn accumulated on the roots in the form of plaque, the Mn plaque adsorbed more Cu. The data suggest that root plaque can act as a Cu reservoir, depending on the amount of Fe or Mn on the roots and the amount of Cu in the environment. Copyright © 2001 NRC Canada.
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Botany|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2001|
CitationYe, Z. H., Cheung, K. C., & Wong, M. H. (2001). Copper uptake in Typha latifolia as affected by iron and manganese plaque on the root surface. Canadian Journal of Botany, 79(3), 314-320.
- Wetland plant
- Heavy metal uptake
- Iron plaque
- Manganese plaque