Trichloroacetic acid in Norway spruce/soil-system. II. Distribution and degradation in the plant.

@article{Forczek2004TrichloroaceticAI,
  title={Trichloroacetic acid in Norway spruce/soil-system. II. Distribution and degradation in the plant.},
  author={S{\'a}ndor T. Forczek and Hana Uhlirova and Milan Gryndler and Jana Albrechtov{\'a} and Květoslava Fuksov{\'a} and Martin V{\'a}gner and Peter Schr{\"o}der and Miroslav Matucha},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          327-33
        }
}
Independently from its origin, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) as a phytotoxic substance affects coniferous trees. Its uptake, distribution and degradation were thus investigated in the Norway spruce/soil-system using 14C labeling. TCA is distributed in the tree mainly by the transpiration stream. As in soil, TCA seems to be degraded microbially, presumably by phyllosphere microorganisms in spruce needles. Indication of TCA biodegradation in trees is shown using both antibiotics and axenic plants. 
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