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Effects of Organic Matter Concentration in Soil on Phytoavailability of Cadmium in Medicinal Plants
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Effects of Organic Matter Concentration in Soil on Phytoavailability of Cadmium in Medicinal Plants
Noh, Yong-dong; Kim, Kwon-Rae; Kim, Won-Il; Jung, Ki-Yuol; Hong, Chang Oh;
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The safety of plant species used as a source for herbal medicines and dietary supplements has recently been questioned due to poisonings associated with the presence of cadmium (Cd) in these plants. These plants can derive Cd from their presence in the soil. Organic matter (OM) concentrations in soils could affect the availability of Cd for plants. To determine the effect of OM concentration in soil on the concentration of plant available Cd and uptake of this toxic element by medicinal plants, soil and plant samples were collected from 102 fields supporting for 5 species of medicinal plants in 6 province of South Korea. Concentrations of OM and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in soils affected the phytoavailability of Cd. One M extractable Cd concentration in soil increased with increasing OM concentrations. There were significantly positive relationships between 1 M extractable Cd concentration and OM concentration in soil and between 1 M extractable Cd concentration and DOC concentration. Likewise, OM and DOC concentrations significantly affected Cd concentration in medicinal plant soils. Cadmium concentration in medicinal plants increased with increasing OM concentration in soil [Cd concentration $(mg\;kg^{-1})
Organic matter;Dissolved organic matter;Cadmium;Mobilization;
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