Relationship between metal contents of soil and phyllospheric micro-organisms on Upper-Tisza area

Márta D. Tóth, Sándor Balázsy, Olga Terek, Ostap Patsula, Judit L. Halász, Zoltán Dinya, László Simon

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The aim of study in 2007-2009 were investigated the relationship of soil-plant-metal content in dominant plants and soils on the Tisza river and flood-basin. Between 2007-2009 in soils of flood-basin 20.6-24.6 mg/kg Cr, 0.40- 1.15 mg/kg Cd, 28.4-66.7 mg/kg Cu, and 89.7-180.3 mg/kg Zn was found. The metal concentration range in roots of dominant plant species (Atremisia vulgaris L., Rubus caesius, Solidago canadensis) found in floodplains were 0.9-4.7 for Cr, 1.6-8.1 for Cd, 22.7-31.5 for Cu, and 106-186 for Zn in mg/kg. The leaves contained 0.7-3.9 Cr, 1.2-1.6 Cd, 0.6-42.8 Cu, and Zn 24.9-203.5 in mg/kg. Our study showed, that the high level of metals as soil contaminations and the high plants metal contents harmful in river compartment. Dominant bacteria were mostly Gram-negative micro-organisms: Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, Bacillus and Coryneform genera. The metal contents and number of bacteria showed positive correlation colonizing the leaves surfaces of plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-899
Number of pages7
JournalStudia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Arad, Seria Stiintele Vietii
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011



  • Floodplain
  • Metal contamination
  • Micro-organisms
  • Plant surfaces
  • Upper Tisza

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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