Arbuscular mycorrhizae increase the arsenic translocation factor in the As hyperaccumulating fern Pteris vittata L.

@article{Trotta2006ArbuscularMI,
  title={Arbuscular mycorrhizae increase the arsenic translocation factor in the As hyperaccumulating fern Pteris vittata L.},
  author={Alfredo Trotta and Paolo Falaschi and Laura Cornara and Vincenzo Minganti and Anna Fusconi and Giuliana Drava and Graziella Berta},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={74-81}
}
Phytoremediation techniques are receiving more attention as decontaminating strategies. Phytoextraction makes use of plants to transfer contaminants from soil to the aboveground biomass. This research is devoted to study the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) on growth and As hyperaccumulation in the Chinese brake fern Pteris vittata. We grew for 45 days P. vittata sporophytes, infected or not infected with the AM fungi Glomus mosseae or Gigaspora margarita, in a hydroponic system on quartz… CONTINUE READING