Accumulation of cadmium by halophyte species Juncus gerardii Loisel

Radka Podlipná, Kateřina Moťková, Tomáš Vaněk



In our experiments, we observed the accumulation of Cd2+ by in vitro cultured Juncus species cultivated on medium with 100μM Cd and without or with NaCl (300 and 900 μM) for 7 days. The content of Cd2+ in plants cultivated on medium without NaCl continuously increased. On the other hand, in the presence of NaCl, the plants accumulated the highest amount of Cd2+ during first 24 hours and then the accumulation decreased.


phytoremediation; Juncus gerardii; Juncus inflexus; cadmium

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