publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Estimation of metal uptake in plant parts of roadside grown maize at selected growth stages

Anongo, M'ember C.; Uyovbisere, Edward O.; Ekong, Nsima J.;
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  • Published: 04 Nov 2015
Abstract
Health risk assessment of heavy metals in roadside grown foodcrops consumed by humans is a very good technique because such assessment would provide information about any threat regarding heavy metal contamination. Plant and corresponding soil samples were collected for trace metal analysis to ascertain potential health risks. The non-significant differences of lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) levels among the selected growth stages shows that the levels of Pb and Cd in the foodcrops were not influenced by the growth stages. However, Pb had the highest plant uptake factor (PUF), soil-plant transfer coefficient (TC) and translocation factor (TF) in <em>Zea mays</em> L....
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free text keywords: maize, trace metals, plant uptake factor, soil-plant transfer coefficient, translocation factor
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