Absorption of foliar-applied arsenic by the arsenic hyperaccumulating fern (Pteris vittata L.).

@article{Bondada2004AbsorptionOF,
  title={Absorption of foliar-applied arsenic by the arsenic hyperaccumulating fern (Pteris vittata L.).},
  author={Bhaskar R Bondada and Shuxin Tu and Lena Q Ma},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2004},
  volume={332 1-3},
  pages={61-70}
}
The fact that heavy metals can enter various domains of the plant system through foliar pathways spurred us to explore if the fronds of the Chinese brake fern (Pteris vittata L.), a hyperaccumulator of arsenic, a carcinogenic metalloid, was proficient in absorbing arsenic in the form of sprays. The specific objective of this study was to investigate the impact of frond age, form of arsenic, and time of application on the absorption of foliar-applied arsenic by the brake fern; also examined were… CONTINUE READING
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