Ma. del Carmen A. González-Chávez

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Naturally occurring soil organic compounds stabilize potentially toxic elements (PTEs) such as Cu, Cd, Pb, and Mn. The hypothesis of this work was that an insoluble glycoprotein, glomalin, produced in copious amounts on hyphae of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) sequesters PTEs. Glomalin can be extracted from laboratory cultures of AMF and from soils.(More)
This work assessed the effect of soil amended with tannery sludge (0, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 8000 mg Cr kg(-1)soil), Cr(3+) as CrCl(3).6H(2)O (0, 100, 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 mg Cr kg(-1)soil), and Cr(6+) as K(2)Cr(2)O(7) (0, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 mg Cr kg(-1)soil) on wheat, oat and sorghum plants. Seed germination, seedling growth (root and shoot)(More)
A field study of the natural attenuation occurring in a slag heap contaminated with high available cadmium was carried out. The aims of this research were: to determine plants colonizing this slag heap; to analyze colonization and morphological biodiversity of spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF); to determine spore distribution in undisturbed(More)
The role of phenanthrene in rhamnolipid production by P. putida in eight media with different culture conditions was investigated. Cultures using Fe2SO4.7H2O, KH2PO4, NH4Cl, yeast extract, glucose, and corn oil, with and without 200 mg l(-1) of phenanthrene, were evaluated under shaking for rhamnolipid production through a 2(7-4) fractional factorial(More)
Phytoremediation is a technology for extracting or inactivating pollutants. Echinochloa polystachya [(H.B.K.) Hitchcock] (Poaceae) is a fast-growing perennial grass that is common in tropical areas and is often found in oil-polluted soils that contain high concentrations of heavy metals. However, its tolerance to heavy metals, and its ability to accumulate(More)
This review analyzes the historical development and advances of the research on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in Mexico, as well as the prospects for future research. AMF-research has been focused on studying both diversity and functionality in several ecosystems of Mexico, but mainly in the tropical dry and rainy ecosystems, and the agricultural(More)
The behavior of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi on exposure to cadmium dependent upon isolation remains a poorly understood phenomenon. The in vitro growth, tolerance, and accumulation of Cd were studied in three strains of ECM fungi exposed to six Cd concentrations (0–10 mg L−1). The fungi studied were a strain of Scleroderma citrinum Persoon (Sc) isolated(More)
The aim of this research was to identify adapted native plant species with potential for use in phytoremediation of a metalliferous mine tailings heap in Guerrero, Mexico. Physicochemical characterization, total, DTPA-extractable and fractionation of metals in rhizospheric and non-rhizopheric samples were carried out to gain information about their(More)
To find if ornamental plants are applicable to the remediation of metal-polluted areas, the tolerance of chrysanthemum plants (Chysanthemum maximum) var. Shasta to different metals under hydroponic conditions was studied. Their responses as influenced by the mycorrhizal fungus Glomus mosseae (Nicol. & Gerd.) Gerdemann & Trappe BEG25 on substrates containing(More)
This study was conducted to assess the effect of tannery sludge on the bush bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivars fully-grown on a culture sandy soil, as tannery sludge is valuable to improve soil fertility but long term studies evaluating the effect on fully grown plants are scarce. Tannery sludge amendments (0, 0.77, 1.54, 3.08 and 6.16 g tannery sludge(More)