Heavy metal bioaccumulation by the important food plant, olea europaea L., in an ancient metalliferous polluted area of Cyprus

Wilson, B. and Pyatt, F.B., 2007. Heavy metal bioaccumulation by the important food plant, olea europaea L., in an ancient metalliferous polluted area of Cyprus. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 78 (5), pp. 390-394.

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Abstract

Aspects of the bioaccumulation of heavy metals are reviewed and possible evidence of homeostasis is highlighted. Examination and analysis of olive (Olea europaea L.) trees growing in close proximity to a copper dominated spoil tip dating from at least 2000 years BP, on the island of Cyprus, revealed both bioaccumulation and partitioning of copper, lead and zinc in various parts of the tree. A factor to quantify the degree of accumulation is illustrated and a possible seed protective mechanism suggested.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publication Title: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Creators: Wilson, B. and Pyatt, F.B.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date: 2007
Volume: 78
Number: 5
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s00128-007-9162-2DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16715

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