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Article Number - 402F89E10784


Vol.2(2), pp. 016-021 , March 2010

ISSN: 2141-2200



Full Length Research Paper

Elements sequestered by arbuscular mycorrhizal spores in riverine soils: A preliminary assessment


M. C. Pagano1*, A. I. C. Persiano1, M. N. Cabello2 and M. R. Scotti3




1Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Laboratory, Physics Department, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

2National University of La Plata, Argentina.

3Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, CEP: 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.


Email: marpagano@gmail.com






 Accepted: 28 January 2010  Published: 31 March 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
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The elemental composition of spore wall of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) was analyzed by energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) in a preliminary assessment. Measurements of AMF spores were made for riparian soils in both urban (rivers subjected to different human activities) and farm sites in southeastern Brazil. Spore populations belonging to four genera: Acaulospora,GigasporaGlomus and Scutellospora were analyzed. The results suggest that Glomeraceae spores sequester more elements than Acaulosporaceae and Gigasporaceae; however, the presence of nickel was observed in oneScutellospora species. These data showed the elements sequestered by AMF spores in riparian sites presenting different conditions of disturbance.

 

Key words: Arbuscular mycorrhizal spores, urban sites, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, riparian forest.


APA (2010). Elements sequestered by arbuscular mycorrhizal spores in riverine soils: A preliminary assessment. Journal of Biophysics and Structural Biology, 2(2), 016-021.
Chicago M. C. Pagano, A. I. C. Persiano, M. N. Cabello and M. R. Scotti. "Elements sequestered by arbuscular mycorrhizal spores in riverine soils: A preliminary assessment." Journal of Biophysics and Structural Biology 2, no. 2 (2010): 016-021.
MLA M. C. Pagano, et al. "Elements sequestered by arbuscular mycorrhizal spores in riverine soils: A preliminary assessment." Journal of Biophysics and Structural Biology 2.2 (2010): 016-021.
   
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