Tolerance and bioaccumulation of copper in Phragmites australis and Zea mays

@article{Ali2004ToleranceAB,
  title={Tolerance and bioaccumulation of copper in Phragmites australis and Zea mays},
  author={Nadia Ait Ali and Mar{\'i}a Pilar Bernal and Mohammed Ater},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={239},
  pages={103-111}
}
The effects of copper on the growth, tolerance indices, mineral composition (N, P, K, Fe, Zn and Mn) and metal uptake of reed (Phragmites australis [Cav. Trin. ex Steudel]) and maize (Zea mays L.) were investigated in hydroponic experiments at copper concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 157 μM Cu. A reduction in root length was shown to be a good indicator of copper toxicity, concentrations of 15.7 and 78.7 μM Cu inhibiting root growth in maize and reed, respectively. The reed was significantly… CONTINUE READING