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Title: Heavy metals content and biochemical indicators in birch leaves from polluted and clean areas
Other Titles: Zawartość metali ciężkich oraz wskaźniki biochemiczne w liściach brzozy z terenów zanieczyszczonych i czystych
Authors: Kandziora-Ciupa, Marta
Nadgórska-Socha, Aleksandra
Ciepał Ryszard, Ryszard
Janowicz, Izabela
Keywords: Betula pendula Roth.; heavy metals; guaiacol peroxidase; -SH groups
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: "Ecological Chemistry and Engineering A" (2015, no. 1, s. 83-91)
Abstract: There were conducted studies concerning accumulation of heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cd and Pb) in Betula pendula Roth. leaves, in surface soil within cities of Silesian and Małopolska District. Additionally, there was studied guaiacol peroxidase activity and content of -SH groups. Concentrations of heavy metals in birch leaves in most cases did not exceed permissible values. There was noticed an increased Zn content (above 100 mg/kg d.m.) in Betula pendula Roth. leaves on the all studied stands of Silesia. Accumulation of Fe, Zn, Cd and Pb in soils of the Silesian cities often exceeded the permissible level. The conducted studies showed that there is a positive correlation between Zn accumulation in white birch leaves and its accumulation in surface soil. There were not noticed significant differences in content of non-protein -SH groups and guaiacol peroxidase activity in Betula pendula ROTH. leaves coming from Silesia and Małopolska District.
DOI: 10.2428/ecea.2015.22(1)08
ISSN: 1898-6188
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