Bio-concentration potential and associations of heavy metals in Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam. from northern regions of Poland

Jerzy Falandysz , Małgorzata Mędyk , Roland Treu


Fruiting bodies of Amanita muscaria and topsoil beneath from six background areas in northern regions of Poland were investigated for the concentration levels of Ag, Al, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Sr, and Zn. In addition, the bioconcentration factors (BCF values) were studied for each of these metallic elements. Similar to studies from other basidiomycetes, A. muscaria showed species-specific affinities to some elements, resulting in their bioconcentration in mycelium and fruiting bodies. This mushroom growing in soils with different levels of the geogenic metallic elements (Ag, Al, Ba, Ca, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Sr, and Zn) showed signs of homeostatic accumulation in fruiting bodies of several of these elements, while Cd appeared to be accumulated at a rate dependent of the concentration level in the soil substrate. This species is an efficient bio-concentrator of K, Mg, Cd, Cu, Hg, Rb, and Zn and hence also contributes to the natural cycling of these metallic elements in forest ecosystems.
Author Jerzy Falandysz (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Jerzy Falandysz,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Małgorzata Mędyk (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Małgorzata Mędyk ,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Roland Treu
Roland Treu,,
Journal seriesEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research, ISSN 0944-1344, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in EnglishAmanita muscaria, environment, metallic contaminants, bioconcentration, forest, fungi, geochemical cycle
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2304 Environmental Chemistry; 2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2310 Pollution
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 30-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 5; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.032; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.914 (2) - 2018=3.208 (5)
Citation count*14 (2020-04-06)
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