J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 439 - 442

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 439
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030335

Accumulation factors of mercury by King Bolete Boletus edulis

J. Falandysz and A. Frankowska

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 King Bolete Boletits edulis Bull.: Fr. as possible bioindicator the total mercurv concentrations were determined both in the fruiting bodies and underlying soil substrate collected from various regions of Poland. There were quite large spatial variations of mercury concentration and some seasonal also were noted. Mercury content of the caps exceeded that of stalks (p <0.05), Nvhile Hg BCF values varied between 9 and 40, and 4 and 40, respectively.

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