Differences in U root-to-shoot translocation between plant species explained by U distribution in roots.

@article{Straczek2010DifferencesIU,
  title={Differences in U root-to-shoot translocation between plant species explained by U distribution in roots.},
  author={Anne Straczek and Lise Duqu{\`e}ne and Dariusz Węgrzynek and Ernesto Chinea-Cano and Jean Wannijn and Jacques Navez and Hildegarde Vandenhove},
  journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity},
  year={2010},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={258-66}
}
Accumulation and distribution of uranium in roots and shoots of four plants species differing in their cation exchange capacity of roots (CECR) was investigated. After exposure in hydroponics for seven days to 100 micromol U L(-1), distribution of uranium in roots was investigated through chemical extraction of roots. Higher U concentrations were measured in roots of dicots which showed a higher CECR than monocot species. Chemical extractions indicated that uranium is mostly located in the… CONTINUE READING