Potential of Ranunculus acris L. for biomonitoring trace element contamination of riverbank soils : photosystem II activity and phenotypic responses for two soil series

Abstract : Foliar ionome, photosystem II activity, and leaf growth parameters of Ranunculus acris L., a potential biomonitor of trace element (TE) contamination and phytoavailability, were assessed using two riverbank soil series. R. acris was cultivated on two potted soil series obtained by mixing a TE (Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn)-contaminated technosol with either an uncontaminated sandy riverbank soil (A) or a silty clay one slightly contaminated by TE (B). Trace elements concentrations in the soil-pore water and the leaves, leaf dry weight (DW) yield, total leaf area (TLA), specific leaf area (SLA), and photosystem II activity were measured for both soil series after a 50-day growth period. As soil contamination increased, changes in soluble TE concentrations depended on soil texture. Increase in total soil TE did not affect the leaf DW yield, the TLA, the SLA, and the photosystem II activity of R. acris over the 50-day exposure. The foliar ionome did not reflect the total and soluble TE concentrations in both soil series. Foliar ionome of R. acris was only effective to biomonitor total and soluble soil Na concentrations in both soil series and total and soluble soil Mo concentrations in the soil series B.
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Lilian Marchand, Pierre Lamy, Valérie Bert, Celestino Quintelas-Sabaris, Michel Mench. Potential of Ranunculus acris L. for biomonitoring trace element contamination of riverbank soils : photosystem II activity and phenotypic responses for two soil series. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer Verlag, 2016, 23 (4), pp.3104-3119. ⟨10.1007/s11356-015-4646-9⟩. ⟨ineris-01855137⟩

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