Title

Root-to-Shoot Transfer and Distribution of Endosulfan in the Wetland Macrophyte Bidens Laevis L

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Volume

32

Issue

11

Publisher

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Publication Date

1-1-2013

First Page

2478

Last Page

2481

DOI

10.1002/etc.2343

Abstract

Endosulfan is genotoxic in somatic cells of Bidens laevis, and reproduction could be affected if translocated from roots to flower buds. Hydroponic experiments were conducted to quantify this transfer. While the root uptake of [(14) C] endosulfan and its transfer to aboveground tissues was relatively low, the resulting average flower bud concentration (1.01 ± 0.76 ng/g) after 30 d of exposure to an aqueous concentration of 5 μg/L could still represent a genotoxic risk for germ cells.

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