Heavy metal tolerance in Festuca ovina L. from contaminated sites in the Eifel Mountains, Germany

  title={Heavy metal tolerance in Festuca ovina L. from contaminated sites in the Eifel Mountains, Germany},
  author={Gary Brown and Klaus Brinkmann},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Extremely high degrees of lead tolerance, measured by comparing rates of root extension in culture solutions, are reported from populations of Festuca ovina growing at two lead-mining sites (Westschacht and Keldenich-II) near Mechernich in the Eifel Mountains, Germany. Other populations from nearby heavy metal-contaminated areas show a considerably smaller degree of lead tolerance. Samples of Festuca ovina collected in the field at Westschacht and Keldenich-II contain higher levels of lead in… CONTINUE READING
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