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Translated title of the contribution: Phytoremediation capacity of poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.) clonesin relation to photosynthesis

Slobodanka Pajević, M. Borišev, Nataša Nikolić, B. Krstić, A. Pilipović, S. Orlović

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Abstract

Good photosynthetic features and a favorable water regimes of woody plants improve their survival and remediation potential under unfavorable ecological conditions. Accordingly, we here present results of testing plant tolerance of Pb, Cd, Ni, and diesel fuel based on gas exchange parameters and WUE of four poplar and two willow clones grown in a greenhouse on soil culture. Photosynthesis and transpiration of plants grown on soils with individually applied heavy metals decreased significantly, but this was less obvious in the case of Cd treatment. A heavy metal mixture in the soil induced significant reduction in photosynthesis (by more than 50%). Diesel fuel as the only pollutant in soil caused very strong and significant inhibition of photosynthesis and transpiration of willow clones. The results indicate genotypic specificity of all investigated physiological parameters and mark poplar clones as very useful in phytoextraction technology for the bio-cleaning of chemically polluted soils.

Translated title of the contributionPhytoremediation capacity of poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.) clonesin relation to photosynthesis
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)239-247
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Biological Sciences
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heavy metals
  • Photosynthesis
  • Phytoremediation
  • Poplar
  • Transpiration
  • Willow
  • WUE

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