Heavy Metals Uptake by Select Plant Species in the Landfill Area of Štěpánovice, Czech Republic
Magdalena Vaverková, Dana Adamcová
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Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno,
Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Submission date: 2014-03-11
Final revision date: 2014-05-05
Acceptance date: 2014-05-09
Publication date: 2014-12-16
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(6):2265–2269
Vegetation can be used as bioindicators of site pollution by identifying the mobilization of heavy metals. This study was conducted to screen plants growing in a landfill site to determine their potential for metal accumulation. Plants selected were the Tanacetum vulgare and Lycopersicon esculentum. Based on results, it may be concluded that Tanacetum vulgare can tolerate and sequester Cd from the soil. None of the plants were identified as metal hyper accumulators. However, Tanacetum vulgare was most effective in taking up metals and showed a higher enrichment coefficient of heavy metals, indicating its higher accumulation ability.