Title: Plant-specific responses to zinc contamination in a semi-field lysimeter and on hydroponics. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2005 
Availability: Environmental Pollution 138(1), 100-108. 
Author 1/Producer: Bernhard R. 
Other Authors/Producers: Verkleij J.A.C., Nelissen H.J.M., Vink J.P.M. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Elsevier 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Long description: Three plant species were selected to study the effect of Zn contamination on Zn tolerance, uptake and accumulation patterns. Tests were carried out with increasing concentrations of Zn in both a semi-field lysimeter and hydroponics in the climate chamber. A significant reduction in biomass production or root length and an increase in shoot Zn concentration was observed for all species at increasing external Zn concentrations, but there were significant differences between the three test species. The maximum observed concentrations of Zn in shoots are unlikely to present a risk to herbivores. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
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