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Title: Effects of added Zn, Ni and Cd on desert shrubs grown in desert soil

Abstract

Desert shrubs - Ambrosia dumosa, Lycium andersonii, Larrea tridenata, and Ephedra nevadensis wre grown in a glasshouse in desert (calcarous) soil with different levels of added Zn, Ni, and Cd. The objective was to study effects of the metals on growth and yield and uptake and translocation of metals in desert plant species which are common in the Mojave Desert (areas of Nevada and southeast California). Zinc and Cd considerably decreased yields of all four species. Yields of E. nevadensis were increased by Ni at 250 and 500 mg/kg applied to desert soil. Ephedra nevadensis was more tolerant of Ni than were the other three desert shrubs. Some interactions were observed among various elements: manganese concentration was increased in shrubs by Zn. Particularly, application of Ni reduced the concentrations of Zn and Mn over the control.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
OSTI Identifier:
6347054
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Plant Nutr.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2:1-2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; ROOT ABSORPTION; TRANSLOCATION; NICKEL; SHRUBS; PLANT GROWTH; PRODUCTIVITY; ZINC; BIOCHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; CALIFORNIA; DESERTS; NEVADA; SOILS; ABSORPTION; ARID LANDS; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION IX; GROWTH; KINETICS; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; REACTION KINETICS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; UPTAKE; USA; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Patel, P.M., Wallace, A., Romney, E.M., and Alexander, G.V. Effects of added Zn, Ni and Cd on desert shrubs grown in desert soil. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1080/01904168009362735.
Patel, P.M., Wallace, A., Romney, E.M., & Alexander, G.V. Effects of added Zn, Ni and Cd on desert shrubs grown in desert soil. United States. doi:10.1080/01904168009362735.
Patel, P.M., Wallace, A., Romney, E.M., and Alexander, G.V. Tue . "Effects of added Zn, Ni and Cd on desert shrubs grown in desert soil". United States. doi:10.1080/01904168009362735.
@article{osti_6347054,
title = {Effects of added Zn, Ni and Cd on desert shrubs grown in desert soil},
author = {Patel, P.M. and Wallace, A. and Romney, E.M. and Alexander, G.V.},
abstractNote = {Desert shrubs - Ambrosia dumosa, Lycium andersonii, Larrea tridenata, and Ephedra nevadensis wre grown in a glasshouse in desert (calcarous) soil with different levels of added Zn, Ni, and Cd. The objective was to study effects of the metals on growth and yield and uptake and translocation of metals in desert plant species which are common in the Mojave Desert (areas of Nevada and southeast California). Zinc and Cd considerably decreased yields of all four species. Yields of E. nevadensis were increased by Ni at 250 and 500 mg/kg applied to desert soil. Ephedra nevadensis was more tolerant of Ni than were the other three desert shrubs. Some interactions were observed among various elements: manganese concentration was increased in shrubs by Zn. Particularly, application of Ni reduced the concentrations of Zn and Mn over the control.},
doi = {10.1080/01904168009362735},
journal = {J. Plant Nutr.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 2:1-2,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}