Mercury in Russula mushrooms: Bioconcentration by Yellow-ocher Brittle Gills Russula ochroleuca

  title={Mercury in Russula mushrooms: Bioconcentration by Yellow-ocher Brittle Gills Russula ochroleuca},
  author={Małgorzata Drewnowska and Anita Sąp{\'o}r and Grażyna Jarzyńska and Innocent Chidi Nnorom and Kenneth S. Sajwan and Jerzy Falandysz},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A},
  pages={1577 - 1591}
The purpose of this study was to examine the contamination and bioconcentration potential of mercury (Hg) in Yellow-ocher Brittle Gills known also as Yellow-ocher Brittle Gill or Common Russula (Russula ochroleuca) mushroom. Matured fruiting bodies of this fungus and soil samples were collected at ten spatially distant unpolluted sites in the northern part of Poland in 2004–2008. Total Hg content of fruiting bodies and soil were determined by cold-vapour atomic absorption spectroscopy (CV–AAS… 

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Evaluation of vulnerability of Suillus variegatus and Suillus granulatus mushrooms to sequester mercury in fruiting bodies

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  • J. FalandyszK. LipkaA. Mazur
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering
  • 2007
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Concentrations of Mercury in Wild Growing Higher Fungi and underlying Substrate near Lake Wdzydze, Poland

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Mercury and its bioconcentration factors in Poison Pax (Paxillus involutus) from various sites in Poland

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  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering
  • 2007
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