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Studies Concerning the Accumulation of Minerals and Heavy Metals in Fruiting Bodies of Wild Mushrooms



The minerals and heavy metals play an important role in the metabolic processes, during the growth and development of mushrooms, when they are available in appreciable concentration. In this work the concentrations of Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Cd and Pb were analyzed using the Flame Atomic Absorption spectrometry (FAAS) together with Energy Dispersive X‐ray Fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) in 3 wild mushrooms species and their growing substrate, collected from various forestry fields in Dambovita County, Romania. The analyzed mushrooms were: Amanita phalloides, Amanita rubescens and Armillariella mellea . The accumulation coefficients were calculated to assess the mobility of minerals and heavy metals from substrate to mushrooms (1).



AIP Conference ProceedingsAmerican Institute of Physics

Published: Oct 3, 2011

Keywords: metals; X-ray spectra; spectrometers

DOI: 10.1063/1.3647088

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