J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 185 - 188

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 185
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030273

Mercury contents and its bioconcentration by edible mushroom Brown Birch Scaber Stalk Leccinum scabrum (Bull. ex Fr.) S. F. Gray collected from various sites in Poland

L. Bielawski and J. Falandysz

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

To understand pollution picture with mercury and to examine suitability of Brown Birch Scaber Stalk Leccinum scabrum (Bull. ex Fr.) S.F. Gray as possible bioindicator the total mercury concentrations were determined both in the fruiting bodies and underlying soil substrate collected from various forest ecosystems in Poland in 1994-2001. There were some variations of mercury concentration of the caps and stalks, respectively, depending on the sampling site. Mercury content of the caps exceeded that of stalks (p <0.05), while Hg BCF values varied between 9 and 40, and 4 and 40, respectively.

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