An arsenic hyperaccumulator, Pteris vittata L., is common in nature and could occur either on As-contaminated soils or on uncontaminated soils. However, it is not clear whether phosphate transporter play similar roles in As uptake and translocation in nonmetallicolous and metallicolous populations of P. vittata. Five populations were used to investigate effects of phosphate on arsenate uptake and translocation in the plants growing in 1.2 L 20% modified Hoagland's nutrient solution containing either 100 μM phosphate or no phosphate and 10 μM arsenate for 1, 2, 6, 12, 24 h, respectively. The results showed that the nonmetallicolous populations accumulated apparently more As in their fronds and roots than the metallicolous populations at both P supply levels. Phosphate significantly (P < 0.01) decreased frond and root concentrations of As during short time solution culture. In addition, the effects of phosphate on As translocation in P. vittata varied among different time-points during time-course hydroponics (1–24 h). The present results indicated that the inhibitory effect of phosphate on arsenate uptake was larger in the three nonmetallicolous populations than those in the two metallicolous populations of P. vittata. Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis.
Bibliographical noteWu, F., Wu, S., Deng, D., Wong, M. H. (2015). Effects of Phosphate on Arsenate uptake and translocation in nonmetallicolous and metallicoulous populations of Pteris Vittata L. under solution culture. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 17(9), 841-846. doi: 10.1080/15226514.2014.964848.
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