Influence of aluminum on the uptake of various cations from a solution into carrots

T. Ozaki, S. Enomoto, Y. Minai, S. Ambe, F. Ambe, Y. Makide

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The influence of A1 on the absorption of various elements by a carrot (U.S. harumakigosun) was investigated using a multitracer technique. An uptake experiment was conducted within the range of 0.0-2.0 ppm AlCl3 in culture solution. By the addition of AlCl3, uptake of elements such as Be, V, Zn and rare earth elements (REE) into roots was increased. For Be and V an approximately three-fold increase was observed. The degree of uptake enhancement of nonessential elements by AlCl3 was generally very high, whereas some of the essential or beneficial elements exhibited a decrease in uptake with the increase of AlCl3 concentration. This suggests that the uptake of nonessential elements might be increased through transporters with decreased selectivity due to Al. From the viewpoint of the acid rain problem, it is suggested that one of the detrimental effects of Al on plants is the imbalanced elemental absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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