Fatty acid composition of tomato leaves as biomarkers of metal-contaminated soils.


The aim of this study was to determine whether fatty acid composition of leaves, cotyledons or roots could be used as an indicator of the bioavailability and of the adverse effects of heavy metals on plants. Tomato seedlings were grown on soils obtained by mixing increasing amounts of a highly metal-contaminated soil with an uncontaminated sandy soil, and… (More)


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