Cadmium availability in soil and retention in oak roots: potential for phytostabilization.

@article{Domnguez2009CadmiumAI,
  title={Cadmium availability in soil and retention in oak roots: potential for phytostabilization.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Teresa Dom{\'i}nguez and Fernando Cobos Madrid and Teodoro Mara{\~n}{\'o}n and Jose M. Murillo},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={480-6}
}
Afforestation of contaminated land by trees is considered as a feasible strategy for the extensive stabilization of contaminants. In this work, we studied the patterns of metal availability (Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn) in a contaminated and afforested area. Specifically, we observed the response of Holm oak (Quercus ilex subsp. ballota) leaves to changes in the availability of metals under field conditions, focusing on Cd. Under controlled conditions we studied the performance of oak seedlings exposed… CONTINUE READING