J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 443 - 446

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 443
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030336

Relationships between selenium and mercury in the fruiting bodies of some mushrooms growing in Poland

J. Falandysz, R. Kubotal, T. Kunito, L. Bielawski, A. Brzostowski, M. Gucia, A. Jedrusiak, K. Lipka and S. Tanabe

University of Gdansk, Department of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, 18 Sobieskiego St., 80-952 Gdansk, Poland

The relationships between concentrations of total selenium and mercury were investigated for the whole fruiting bodies, caps and/or stalks of King bolete (Boletus edulis), Brown birch scaber stalk (Leccinum scabrum), Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera), Poison pax (Paxillus involutus) and Fly agaric (Amatiita niuscaria) collected from the various sites in Poland. The mushroom species examined varied largely due to the contents and proportions between the total selenium and mercury concentrations, what seems to indicate on species-dependent strategy of co-uptake and accumulation of these elements.

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