publication . Article . 1997

The relationship between heavy metal concentration and soil mycoflora in the Gizan region, Saudi Arabia

Falih, A. M. [عبد الله مساعد خلف الفالح];
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
  • Publisher: Qatar University
  • Country: Qatar
Abstract
Soil samples were collected from different places from the Gizan region, Saudi Arabia, and analyzed mechanically and chemically for mineral content. The soils were highly alkaline and sandy in texture in all cases. The concentration of Zn, Pb and Cu were within the ranges reported earlier for some Saudi Arabian soils, while Fe, Co and Al occurred in high concentrations. There was a high content of total soluble salts in the samples tested. There was a marked decrease in bacterial counts, as well as a significant decline in numbers of actinomycetes, nitrifying bacteria and fungi. The high contents of some heavy metals and total soluble salts in the Gizan soils ma...
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free text keywords: Botany, علم النبات
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