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Soil-dependent uptake of137Cs by mushrooms: experimental study in the Chernobyl accident areas

Authors
Journal
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
0265-931X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2006.05.001
Keywords
  • 137Cs
  • Mushrooms
  • Soil Properties
  • Chernobyl
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract The influence of agrochemical properties of forest soils and growth conditions on 137Cs aggregated transfer factors from soil to different species of forest mushrooms have been analysed. Statistically significant correlations between 137Cs soil to mushroom aggregated transfer factors and agrochemical soil properties have been revealed. The experimental data show that 137Cs aggregated transfer factors depend on the mushroom's trophic group, biological family, genus and species. They also strongly depend on forest soil properties and their values can be estimated with the use of multiple regression equations constructed from agrochemical soil parameters which most closely correlate with the 137Cs transfer parameters for particular mushroom groups.

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