Environmental impact of site location on macro- and microelements in Tansy
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Human activities cause specific impact on the enveronment, which also could been monitored by mineral contents in the soil and in the plants. Two different caracteristic locations had been selected for the experiments: anthropogenic-Ada Huja contamineted industrial zone and non anthropogenic-Topcider park area. The contents of macro- and microelements is measured in the soil and conseqently in the plant. Correlation between the contents of minerals in the soil and its adsorption by the plant was found, as well as mineral contents in the different locations, depending on the environmental conditions and antrophogenic factor. Tansy ( Tanacetum vulgare L.) had been choosen as a substantial and wide spread plant on both locations. The usefulness of that easily accessable plant had been analysed with respect to its mineral contents. Human beings decrease utilization and edibility of Tansy plants in contaminated environment and this is proved and quantified in this paper by the contents of macro- and microelements ( S, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Fe, Si, Al and Mn) contained in them.
Source:African Journal of Biotechnology, 2010, 9, 16, 123-2412