Preferential accumulation of inorganic elements in Amanita muscaria from North-eastern Poland

Krzysztof Lipka , Martyna Saba , Jerzy Falandysz


Concentrations of Al, Ba, Cd, Ca, Co, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Hg, Rb, Ag, Na, Sr and Zn were analysed in fruiting bodies of A. muscaria. This mushroom is considered conditionally edible, since parboiling can detoxify its fruiting bodies from the hallucinogens and render it edible. The specific purpose of the research is the little-known phenomenon of the variability of mineral composition of mushrooms for generations harvested in the same forest areas – both in terms of their nutritional value and anthropogenic influences. Fungal materials were digested in nitric acid and analysed by a validated methods using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) and cold – vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy (CV-AAS). A. muscaria collected in the same area over the period of four years showed fluctuations in the concentrations of the essential elements Co, Cu, Fe, K, Mn, Na and Zn (p < 0.05; U Mann-Whitney test), while only Ca and Mg (p > 0.05) levels were similar. In addition, concentrations of Ag, Al, Ba, Cd, Rb and Sr in fruiting bodies fluctuated, while remained at a similar level for Hg. It is important to note that statistically significant variations in levels of several inorganic elements accumulated in A. muscaria would imply a more careful consideration would be required when assessing the nutritional value of mushroom species.
Author Krzysztof Lipka (FCh / DEChR / LEChE)
Krzysztof Lipka,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
, Martyna Saba (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Martyna Saba,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
, Jerzy Falandysz (FCh / DEChR / PTiOR)
Jerzy Falandysz,,
- Pracownia Toksykologii i Ochrony Radiologicznej
Journal seriesJournal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, ISSN 1093-4529, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishBio-indicator, fungi, inorganic elements, mineral composition, soil
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.561 (2) - 2017=1.469 (5)
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