Title: Arsenic biotransference to alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Authors: Alejo Pérez-Carrera; Alicia Fernández-Cirelli

Addresses: Instituto de Investigaciones en Producción Animal (INPA), CONICET-UBA; Centro de Estudios Transdisciplinarios del Agua (CETA), UBA. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Chorroarín No. 280 (C1427CWO), Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina ' Instituto de Investigaciones en Producción Animal (INPA), CONICET-UBA; Centro de Estudios Transdisciplinarios del Agua (CETA), UBA. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. Chorroarín No. 280 (C1427CWO), Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract: The arsenic (As) concentration in the edible part of crops depends on the availability of the As present in the soil and the ability of a crop to take up As and translocate it to the target organs. The aim of this study was the determination of As concentration in soils and alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in field conditions and pot experiments to analyse As soil-forage transference. Results show that most of the available As is transferred.

Keywords: soil contamination; forage; food chain contamination; arsenic biotransference; alfalfa; Medicago sativa; soil-forage transference; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENVH.2014.060123

International Journal of Environment and Health, 2014 Vol.7 No.1, pp.31 - 40

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 26 Mar 2014 *

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