Effect of iron (Fe2+) concentration in soil on arsenic uptake in rice plant (Oryza sativa L.) when grown with arsenate [As(V)] and dimethylarsinate (DMA)
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- Rahman, Mohammad et al. 2013, 'Effect of iron (Fe2+) concentration in soil on arsenic uptake in rice plant (Oryza sativa L.) when grown with arsenate [As(V)] and dimethylarsinate (DMA)', Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, vol. 224, pp. 1623-1-1623-12.
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Being predominant inorganic arsenicals, methylarsenicals also occur in anaerobic paddy soils. Therefore, this study investigated the influence of Fe2+ concentrations and arsenic speciation [arsenate (As(V)) and dimethylarsinate (DMA)] in paddy soils on arsenic uptake in rice plant. Rice seedlings were grown in soil irrigated with a Murashige and Skoog (MS) growth solution containing As(V) or DMA with or without 1.8 mM Fe2+ in excess to the background concentration of total iron (0.03 mM) in the soil. Arsenic concentration in rice roots increased initially and then decreased gradually when the seedlings were grown with excess Fe2+ and As(V). In contrast, arsenic concentration in the roots increased steadily (P?0.01) when the seedlings were grown without excess Fe2+ and As(V). When the form of the arsenic was DMA, total arsenic (tAs) concentration in rice roots increased gradually (P?0.01) and was not affected by the addition of excess Fe2+ in the soil. When rice seedlings were grown with As(V), tAs concentration in rice roots and shoots increased steadily (P?0.01) for gradual increase of Fe2+ concentrations in soil. However, tAs concentration in roots and shoots was independent of Fe2+ concentrations in soil when the form of arsenic was DMA. The tAs concentrations in rice shoots also increased significantly (P?0.01) with increasing exposure time for both As(V) and DMA. Thus, Fe2+ concentrations in soil affect arsenic uptake in rice plant depending on the speciation of arsenic
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