Effect of complex interaction between heavy metals on plants in a megalopolis

Effect of complex interaction between heavy metals on plants in a megalopolis ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 68–71. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © E.A. Gladkov, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, No. 1, pp. 71–74. Effect of Complex Interaction between Heavy Metals on Plants in a Megalopolis E. A. Gladkov Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya ul. 35, Moscow, 127276 Russia; e-mail: gsc@ippras.ru Moscow State University of Engineering Ecology, Staraya Basmannaya ul. 21/4, Moscow, 195066 Russia Received December 23, 2005 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607010110 Key words: heavy metals, toxicants, ecological safety norms, combined tolerance Urban soils are complex, rapidly developing natu- age, mode of use, position relative to the road, the ral-anthropogenic formations that differ from natural amount of traffic, and physicochemical properties of soils in the presence of a culture layer, i.e., accumulated soils. For example, the contents of zinc and cadmium anthropogenic deposits of specific composition and reach a peak at lawn margins adjoining the road (up to structure. 1.5–2 m from its edge), being minimum in the central parts of the lawns. Heavy metal contents in the soils of Active building construction and industrial produc- lawns near long radial roads increase as they approach tion have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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