Cadmium and nickel uptake are differentially modulated by salicylic acid in Matricaria chamomilla plants.

@article{Kovik2009CadmiumAN,
  title={Cadmium and nickel uptake are differentially modulated by salicylic acid in Matricaria chamomilla plants.},
  author={Jozef Kov{\'a}{\vc}ik and Jiř{\'i} Gr{\'u}z and Josef Hedb{\'a}vn{\'y} and Bořivoj Klejdus and Miroslav Strnad},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 20},
  pages={9848-55}
}
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a widely used medicinal plant which also accumulates heavy metals in its above-ground organs. We investigated the effect of the important plant signaling molecule, salicylic acid (SA), on the accumulation of Ni or Cd, by exposing plants over 7 days to 60 microM solutions of individual heavy metals with or without 50 microM SA. Special emphasis was focused on phenolic metabolism-related parameters, not only because of their importance for growth and stress… CONTINUE READING