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Changes in bioaccumulation and translocation patterns between root and leafs of Avicennia schaueriana as adaptive response to different levels of metals in mangrove system

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Souza, Iara da C. [1] ; Rocha, Livia D. [2] ; Morozesk, Mariana [1] ; Bonomo, Marina M. [1] ; Arrivabene, Hiulana P. [2] ; Duarte, Ian D. [2] ; Furlan, Larissa M. [2] ; Monferran, Magdalena V. [3, 4] ; Mazik, Krysia [5] ; Elliott, Michael [5] ; Matsumoto, Silvia T. [2] ; Milanez, Camilla R. D. [2] ; Wunderlin, Daniel A. [3, 4] ; Fernandes, Marisa N. [1]
Total Authors: 14
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Ciencias Fisiol, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Dept Ciencias Biol, BR-29075910 Vitoria, Espirito Santo - Brazil
[3] Univ Nacl Cordoba, CONICET, ICYTAC, RA-5000 Cordoba - Argentina
[4] Univ Nacl Cordoba, Fac Cs Quim, Dept Quim Organ, RA-5000 Cordoba - Argentina
[5] Univ Hull, IECS, Kingston Upon Hull HU6 7RX, N Humberside - England
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 94, n. 1-2, p. 176-184, MAY 15 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Espirito Santo estuaries (Brazil) are impacted by industrial activities, resulting in contamination of water and sediments. This raise questions on biological uptake, storage and consequences of metal contamination to mangrove plants. The goal of this work was evaluating accumulation and translocation of metals from sediment to roots and leaves of Avicennia schaueriana, growing in areas with different degrees of contamination, correlating bioaccumulation with changes in its root anatomy. Highest bioconcentration factors (BCFs) were observed in plants growing in less polluted areas. Conversely, highest translocation factors were found in plants from highest polluted area, evidencing an adaptive response of A. schaueriana to less favourable conditions. Namely, the absorption of metals by roots is diminished when facing highest levels of metals in the environment; alternatively, plants seem to enhance the translocation to diminish the concentration of toxic metals in roots. Root also responded to highly polluted scenarios with modifications of its anatomy. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/04832-3 - Study of the origin and metal transference in mangrove areas through isotopic analysis in the trophic chain and biochemical and morphological effects in Centropomus parallelus
Grantee:Iara da Costa Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate