Title: Determination of arsenic by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in Mung bean seedlings for use as a bio-indicator of arsenic contamination
Authors: Van den Broeck, K ×
Vandecasteele, Carlo
Geuns, Jan #
Issue Date: Sep-1997
Publisher: Royal soc chemistry
Series Title: Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry vol:12 issue:9 pages:987-991
Abstract: Mung bean seedlings can be used as a bio-indicator of As contamination, Endogenous As concentrations in the bioindicator were determined by ICP-MS. Matrix effects and polyatomic interferences originating from the plant matrix and their correction procedures were studied, Experiments were carried out with arsenate and arsenite additions of 0.5 up to 50 mu M of As to the growth medium. The arsenate uptake increased with increasing arsenate concentrations in the growth medium, the:highest accumulation occurred in the roots, Arsenite seemed to be far more toxic than arsenate (lethal dosage at <10 mu M), Phosphate was Shown to lower the toxic effects of arsenate but had no effect on the arsenite uptake, As an illustration, the endogeneous arsenate concentration was. correlated with the polyamine synthesis, It was shown that above 2.2 mu g g(-1) of As in the dry mass the seedlings were in a 'stress' situation.
ISSN: 0267-9477
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
Molecular Physiology of Plants and Micro-organisms Section - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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