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Environ Monit Assess ; 192(11): 673, 2020 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33011855

RESUMO

Plant responses to heavy metals and their storage constitute a crucial step to understand the environmental impacts of metallic trace elements (MTEs). In controlled experiments, we previously demonstrated the tolerance and resilience of Japanese knotweed to soil artificial polymetallic contamination. Using the same experimental design, we tested here the effect of three individual MTEs on Fallopia × bohemica performance traits. Rhizome fragments from three different sites (considered as distinct morphotypes) were grown in a greenhouse for 1 month on a prairial soil artificially contaminated with either Cd, Cr (VI) or Zn at concentrations corresponding to relatively highly polluted soils. Our results confirmed the high tolerance of Bohemian knotweed to metal stress, though, plant response to MTE pollution was dependant on MTE identity. Bohemian knotweed was stimulated by Cr (VI) (increased root and aerial masses), did not display any measurable change in performance traits under Cd at the high dose of 10 mg kg-1, and uptook all MTEs in its rhizome, but only Zn was transferred to its aerial parts. We also highlighted changes in root secondary metabolism that were more accentuated with Zn, including the increase of anthraquinone, stilbene and biphenyl derivatives. These results compared to multi-contamination experiments previously published suggest complex interactions between metals and plant, depending principally on metal identity and also suggest a potential role of soil microbes in the interactions.


Assuntos
Fallopia , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Cádmio , Monitoramento Ambiental , Metabolismo Secundário , Zinco
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J Environ Qual ; 49(2): 460-471, 2020 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016418

RESUMO

The agricultural reuse of urban sewage sludge (USS) modifies soil properties depending on sludge quality, management, and pedo-environmental conditions. The aim of this microcosm study was to assess C mineralization and subsequent changes in soil properties after USS addition to two typical Mediterranean soils: sandy (Soil S) and sandy loam (Soil A) at equivalent field rates of 40 t ha-1 (USS-40) and 120 t ha-1 (USS-120). Outcomes proved the biodegradability of USS through immediate CO2 release inside incubation bottles in a dose-dependent manner. Accordingly, the highest rates of daily C emission were recorded with USS-120 (3.7 and 3.9 mg kg-1 d-1 for Soils S and A, respectively) after 84 d of incubation at 25 °C. The addition of USS also improved soil fertility by enhancing soil macronutrients, microbial proliferation, and protease activity. Protease showed significant correlation with N, total organic C, and heterotrophic bacteria, reflecting the biostimulation and bioaugmentation effects of sludge. Soil indices like C/N/P stoichiometry and metabolic quotient (qCO2 ) varied mostly with mineralization rates of C and P in both soils. Despite a significant increase of soil salinity and total heavy metal content (lead, nickel, zinc, and copper) with USS dose, wheat germination was not affected by these changes. Both experimental soils showed intrinsic (Soil A) and incubation-induced (Soil S) phytotoxicities that were alleviated by USS addition. This was likely due to the enhancement of biodegradation and/or retention of phytotoxicants originating from previous land uses. Urban sewage sludge amendments could have applications in soil remediation by reducing the negative effects of allelopathic and/or anthropogenic phytoinhibitors.


Assuntos
Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Solo , Carbono/análise , Biomarcadores Ambientais , Esgotos
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J Environ Qual ; 49(4): 973-986, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016480

RESUMO

Urban sewage sludge (USS) is increasingly applied to agricultural soils, but mixed results have been reported because of variations in reuse conditions. Most field trials have been conducted in cropping systems, which conceal intrinsic soil responses to sludge amendments due to the rhizosphere effect and farming practices. Therefore, the current field study highlights long-term changes in bare soil properties in strict relationship with soil texture and USS dose. Two agricultural soils (loamy sand [LS] and sandy [S]) were amended annually with increasing sludge rates up to 120 t ha-1 yr-1 for 5 yr under unvegetated conditions. Outcomes showed a USS dose-dependent variation of all studied parameters in topsoil samples. Soil salinization was the most significant risk related to excessive USS doses. Total dissolved salts (TDS) in saturated paste extracts reached the highest concentrations of 37.2 and 43.1 g L-1 in S soil and LS soil, respectively, treated with 120 t USS ha-1 yr-1 . This was also reflected by electrical conductivity of the saturated paste extract (ECe ) exceeding 4,000 µS cm-1 in both treatments. As observed for TDS, fertility indicators and bioavailable metals varied with soil texture due to the greater retention capacity of LS soil owing to higher fine fraction content. Soil phytotoxicity was estimated by the seed germination index (GI) calculated for lettuce, alfalfa, oat, and durum wheat. The GI was species dependent, indicating different degrees of sensitivity or tolerance to increasing USS rates. Lettuce germination was significantly affected by changes in soil conditions showing negative correlations with ECe and soluble metals. In contrast, treatment with USS enhanced the GI of wheat, reflecting higher salinity tolerance and a positive effect of sludge on abiotic conditions that control germination in soil. Therefore, the choice of adapted plant species is the key factor for successful cropping trials in sludge-amended soils.


Assuntos
Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Solo , Agricultura , Alface , Esgotos
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126794, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957267

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Present study carried out pot experiments and evaluated effects of single and binary mixture of nanoparticles (exposed via sludge as soil conditioner) on spinach plant. Exposure of Ag2O nanoparticles (NPs) (1 and 10 mg/kg soil-sludge) did not show significant reduction in plant as compared to control. On the other hand, TiO2 NPs (exposed as single and in binary mixture) resulted in significant increase in root length (29% and 37%) and fresh weight (60% and 48%) at highest exposure concentration. Total chlorophyll content decreased for Ag2O and binary mixture (7% and 4%, respectively) and increased for TiO2 (5%) at 10 mg/kg soil-sludge. The toxic interaction between Ag2O and TiO2 NPs was additive at both exposure concentrations. Ag2O NPs had higher tendency of root surface adsorption than TiO2 NPs. Metal content in spinach leaves at highest exposure concentration was Ag: 2.6 ± 0.55 mg/g plant biomass(for Ag2O NPs) and 1.02 ± 0.32 mg/g plant biomass (for Ag2O + TiO2 NPs) and for Ti: 1.12 ± 0.78 (for TiO2 NPs) mg/g plant biomass and 0.58 ± 0.41 mg/g (for Ag2O + TiO2 NPs). The inadvertent ingestion of NPs- contaminated spinach resulted in projected daily intake (DI) of Ag and Ti for different age-mass classes (child to adult) exceeding the oral reference dose for toxicity during oral ingestion. In conclusion, we report no acute toxicity of single and binary mixture of NPs to spinach but significant accumulation of Ag and Ti metals in spinach leaves. There are high chances that ingestion of spinach grown in such environment might lead to human health risks.


Assuntos
Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Spinacia oleracea/efeitos dos fármacos , Biomassa , Clorofila , Humanos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Metais/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/análise , Folhas de Planta/química , Esgotos , Solo , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Spinacia oleracea/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Titânio/farmacologia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111054, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888616

RESUMO

Quinclorac (3,7-dichloroquinoline-8-carboxylic acid, QNC) is a highly selective auxin herbicide that is typically applied to paddy rice fields. Its residue is a serious problem in crop rotations. In this study, Oryza sativa L. seedlings was used as a model plant to explore its biochemical response to abiotic stress caused by QNC and nZVI coexposure, as well as the interactions between QNC and nZVI treatments. Exposure to 5 and 10 mg/L QNC reduced the fresh biomass by 26.6% and 33.9%, respectively, compared to the control. The presence of 50 and 250 mg/L nZVI alleviated the QNC toxicity, but the nZVI toxicity was aggravated by the coexist of QNC. Root length was enhanced upon exposure to low or medium doses of both QNC and nZVI, whereas root length was inhibited under high-dose coexposure. Both nZVI and QNC, either alone or in combination, significantly inhibited the biosynthesis of chlorophyll, and the inhibition rate increased with elevated nZVI and QNC concentration. It was indicated that nZVI or QNC can affect the plant photosynthesis, and there was a significant interaction between the two treatments. Effects of QNC on the antioxidant response of Oryza sativa L. differed in the shoots and roots; generally, the introduction of 50 and 250 mg/L nZVI alleviated the oxidative stress (POD in shoots, SOD and MDA in roots) induced by QNC. However, 750 mg/kg nZVI seriously damaged Oryza sativa L. seedlings, which likely resulted from active iron deficiency. QNC could be removed from the culture solution by nZVI; as a result, nZVI suppressed QNC uptake by 20%-30%.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ferro/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Oryza/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinolinas/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Transporte Biológico , Biomassa , Clorofila/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Interações Medicamentosas , Oryza/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Oryza/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Plântula/efeitos dos fármacos , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plântula/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111055, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888617

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The pollution level of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in surface soils is detrimental to the ecosystem and human health. In this research, various indices such as an index of geo-accumulation (Igeo), contamination factor (CF), degree of contamination (DC), and principal component analysis (PCA) were implemented to identify and evaluate the soil PTEs pollution; and then human health risk assessment model used to establish the link between heavy metals pollution and human health in the urban region of south India. Results exhibited that the mean concentration of Cr, Cu, Ni and Zn were found to be 1.45-6.03 times greater than the geochemical background values. Cr and Cu were the most profuse PTEs measured in the soils. The pollution indices suggest that soil of the study region is mainly moderate to highly polluted. The non-carcinogenic health risk assessment proposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) suggested the mean hazard indices (HIs) were below one which denotes no significant of non-carcinogenic risks to both children and adults. Furthermore, carcinogenic risk assessment results advised ~80% of cancer risk was caused by Cr contents, while other heavy metals indicate that neither children nor adults in the study region were of carcinogenic risks.


Assuntos
Carcinógenos/análise , Monitoramento Ambiental/métodos , Substâncias Perigosas/análise , Metais Pesados/análise , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Solo/química , Adulto , Carcinógenos/toxicidade , Criança , Ecossistema , Substâncias Perigosas/toxicidade , Humanos , Índia , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Medição de Risco , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Estados Unidos , United States Environmental Protection Agency , Urbanização
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Chemosphere ; 254: 126909, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957299

RESUMO

Soil contamination by heavy metals (HMs) is an environmental problem, and nanoremediation by using zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) has attracted increasing interest. We used ecotoxicological test and global transcriptome analysis with DNA microarrays to assess the suitability of C. elegans as a useful bioindicator to evaluate such strategy of nanoremediation in a highly polluted soil with Pb, Cd and Zn. The HMs produced devastating effect on C. elegans. nZVI treatment reversed this deleterious effect up to day 30 after application, but the reduction in the relative toxicity of HMs was lower at day 120. We stablished gene expression profile in C. elegans exposed to the polluted soil, treated and untreated with nZVI. The percentage of differentially expressed genes after treatment decreases with exposure time. After application of nZVI we found decreased toxicity, but increased biosynthesis of defensive enzymes responsive to oxidative stress. At day 14, when a decrease in toxicity has occurred, genes related to specific heavy metal detoxification mechanisms or to response to metal stress, were down regulated: gst-genes, encoding for glutathione-S-transferase, htm-1 (heavy metal tolerance factor), and pgp-5 and pgp-7, related to stress response to metals. At day 120, we found increased HMs toxicity compared to day 14, whereas the transcriptional oxidative and metal-induced responses were attenuated. These findings indicate that the profiled gene expression in C. elegans may be considered as an indicator of stress response that allows a reliable evaluation of the nanoremediation strategy.


Assuntos
Caenorhabditis elegans/efeitos dos fármacos , Ferro/química , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/química , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Ecotoxicologia , Nanopartículas Metálicas , Metais Pesados/análise , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Solo/química , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Toxicogenética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110961, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888621

RESUMO

Cadmium (Cd), which seriously affects plant growth and crop production, is harmful to humans. Previous studies revealed ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) exhibits Cd tolerance, and may be useful as a potential hyperaccumulator because of its wide distribution. In this study, the physiological and transcriptional responses of two ryegrass cultivars [i.e., high (LmHC) and low (LmLC) Cd tolerance] to Cd stress were investigated and compared. The Cd tolerance of LmHC was greater than that of LmLC at various Cd concentrations. The uptake of Evans blue dye revealed that Cd-induced root cell mortality was higher in LmLC than in LmHC after a 12-h Cd treatment. Furthermore, the content and influx rate of Cd in LmLC roots were greater than in LmHC roots under Cd stress conditions. The RNA sequencing and quantitative real-time PCR data indicated that the Cd transport regulatory genes (ABCG37, ABCB4, NRAMP4, and HMA5) were differentially expressed between the LmLC and LmHC roots. This expression-level diversity may contribute to the differences in the Cd accumulation and translocation between LmLC and LmHC. These findings may help clarify the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying ryegrass responses to Cd toxicity. Additionally, ryegrass may be able to hyperaccumulate toxic heavy metals during the phytoremediation of contaminated soil.


Assuntos
Adaptação Biológica , Cádmio/metabolismo , Lolium/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Biológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Adaptação Biológica/genética , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/análise , Cádmio/toxicidade , Genes de Plantas , Lolium/química , Lolium/genética , Raízes de Plantas/química , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110999, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888604

RESUMO

Aluminium (Al) is a key element that plays a major role in inhibiting plant growth and productivity under acidic soils. While lipids may be involved in plant tolerance/sensitivity to Al, the role of monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) in Al response remains unknown. In this study, Arabidopsis MGDG synthase (AtMGD) mutants (mgd1, mgd2 and mgd3) and wild-type (Col-0) plants were treated with AlCl3; the effect of aluminium on root growth, aluminium distribution, plasma membrane integrity, lipid peroxidation, hydrogen peroxide content and membrane lipid compositions were analysed. Under Al stress, mgd mutants exhibited a more severe root growth inhibition, plasma membrane integrity damage and lipid peroxidation compared to Col-0. Al accumulation in root tips showed no difference between Col-0 and mutants under Al stress. Lipid analysis demonstrated that under Al treatment the MGDG content in all plants and MGDG/DGDG (digalactosyldiacylglycerol) remarkably reduced, especially in mutants impairing the stability and permeability of the plasma membrane. These results indicate that the Arabidopsis mgd mutants are hypersensitive to Al stress due to the reduction in MGDG content, and this is of great significance in the discovery of effective measures for plants to inhibit aluminium toxicity.


Assuntos
Alumínio/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Galactolipídeos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Alumínio/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Galactolipídeos/genética , Galactosiltransferases/genética , Galactosiltransferases/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipídeos de Membrana/metabolismo , Mutação , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237031, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32790698

RESUMO

Tomato is the most widespread vegetable crop in the world. In Italy, tomatoes are mainly cultivated in the South and in the Campania region, precisely in the area called Agro Nocerino-Sarnese. This flatland is affected by an extreme level of environmental degradation, especially related to the Sarno River, where concentrations of Potential Toxic Elements (PTEs) have been found to be higher than the maximum permitted level. The aim of this study was to determine the PTEs uptake by roots and their translocation to the aerial parts of the plants of two cultivars of tomatoes (Pomodoro Giallo and San Marzano Cirio 3). To the purpose, samples of the two cultivars were grown both in pots with experimentally contaminated soil containing: Cr or Cd or Pb at extremely high concentrations and in pots with uncontaminated soils (control). Additionally, the antioxidant properties of the cultivars selected grown on uncontaminated/contaminated soils were assessed. The results showed that Cd was the contaminant that most significantly interfered with the growth of both cultivars of tomato plants, whereas Pb caused lower phenotypical damage. Cd translocation from root to the organs of tomato plants was observed in both cultivars. Specifically, the total amount of Cd found in stems and leaves was higher in the Pomodoro Giallo (254.4 mg/kg dry weight) than in the San Marzano Cirio 3 (165.8 mg/kg dry weight). Cd was the only PTE found in the fruits of both cultivars, with values of 6.1 and 3.9 mg/kg dry weight of Pomodoro Giallo and San Marzano Cirio 3, respectively. The fruits of tomato plants grown in PTEs-contaminated soil showed inhibition or stimulations of the radical scavenging activity compared to the fruits grown in uncontaminated soil. This study highlighted that, despite the relatively high experimental concentrations of PTEs, their translocation to the edible part was comparatively low or absent.


Assuntos
Lycopersicon esculentum/metabolismo , Metais Pesados/farmacocinética , Poluentes do Solo/farmacocinética , Bioacumulação , Transporte Biológico Ativo , Cádmio/farmacocinética , Cádmio/toxicidade , Cromo/farmacocinética , Cromo/toxicidade , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Itália , Chumbo/farmacocinética , Chumbo/toxicidade , Lycopersicon esculentum/efeitos dos fármacos , Lycopersicon esculentum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Distribuição Tecidual
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0234166, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32797098

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Response to simultaneous stressors is an important facet of plant ecology and land management. In a greenhouse trial, we studied how eight plant species responded to single and combined effects of three soil concentrations of the phytotoxic munitions constituent RDX and two levels of water-resourcing. In an outdoor trial, we studied the effects of high RDX soil concentration and two levels of water-resourcing in three plant species. Multiple endpoints related to RDX fate, plant health, and plant survival were evaluated in both trials. Starting RDX concentration was the most frequent factor influencing all endpoints. Water-resourcing also had significant impacts, but in fewer cases. For most endpoints, significant interaction effects between RDX concentration and water-resourcing were observed for some species and treatments. Main and interaction effects were typically variable (significant in one treatment, but not in another; associated with increasing endpoint values for one treatment and/or with decreasing endpoint values in another). This complexity has implications for understanding how RDX and water-availability combine to impact plants, as well as for applications like phytoremediation. As an additional product of these greenhouse and outdoor trials, three plants native or naturalized within the southeastern United States were identified as promising species for further study as in situ phytoremediation resources. Plumbago auriculata exhibited relatively strong and markedly consistent among-treatment mean proportional reductions in soil RDX concentrations (112% and 2.5% of the means of corresponding values observed within other species). Likewise, across all treatments, Salvia coccinea exhibited distinctively low variance in mean leaf chlorophyll content index levels (6.5% of the means of corresponding values observed within other species). Both species also exhibited mean wilting and chlorosis levels that were 66% and 35%, and 67% and 84%, of corresponding values observed in all other plants, respectively. Ruellia caroliniensis exhibited at least 43% higher mean survival across all treatments than any other test species in outdoor trials, despite exhibiting similar RDX uptake and bioconcentration levels.


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Substâncias Explosivas/toxicidade , Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Triazinas/toxicidade , Acanthaceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Acanthaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Acanthaceae/fisiologia , Biodegradação Ambiental , Substâncias Explosivas/administração & dosagem , Substâncias Explosivas/farmacocinética , Instalações Militares , Desenvolvimento Vegetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Vegetais/efeitos dos fármacos , Plumbaginaceae/efeitos dos fármacos , Plumbaginaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plumbaginaceae/fisiologia , Salvia/efeitos dos fármacos , Salvia/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Salvia/fisiologia , Poluentes do Solo/administração & dosagem , Poluentes do Solo/farmacocinética , Sudeste dos Estados Unidos , Estresse Fisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Triazinas/administração & dosagem , Poluentes Químicos da Água/administração & dosagem , Poluentes Químicos da Água/farmacocinética , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Recursos Hídricos
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Bull Environ Contam Toxicol ; 105(3): 490-495, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32740747

RESUMO

Persistence and environmental implication of pharmaceuticals in agricultural soil is determined depending on adsorption, bioavailability and toxicity. This study aims to assess adsorption/partitioning behaviour of diclofenac (DCF) and its impact on microbial activity in four agricultural soils, differing in pH, organic carbon content, and cation exchange capacity. Results from batch studies suggests that soil/water partition coefficients of DCF are essentially nonlinear, i.e. depends on drug amount (p = 0.001), and positively correlated with soil organic carbon (p = 0.008). The adsorption data can effectively be modelled using Freundlich isotherm (regression coefficients between 0.84 and 0.90). In soil incubation studies, DCF could not be detected after 6 days of spiking (20 µg/g) in all soil types, including abiotic control. This suggests an interplay of combined biotic/abiotic process in DCF removal. Though microbial activity (based on tetrazolium reduction) declined with incubation time, but was not correlated with DCF exposure, particularly in soils rich in organic carbon.


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Diclofenaco/toxicidade , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Adsorção , Agricultura , Disponibilidade Biológica , Carbono , Diclofenaco/metabolismo , Solo/química , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo
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Sci Total Environ ; 746: 141280, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745867

RESUMO

With the wide use of mulch film and pesticides, mulch film-derived microplastics are very likely to produce combined effects with pesticides in agricultural soil. However, little is known about their combined toxicity on terrestrial organisms. This study aimed to investigate the combined toxicity of unused or farmland residual transparent low-density polyethylene mulch film-derived microplastics (MPs and MPs-aged, respectively) (550-1000 µm) and atrazine (ATZ; 0.02 and 2.0 mg/kg) on the earthworm (Eisenia fetida). After single and combined exposure to ATZ and microplastics for 28 d, the results showed an accumulation of reactive oxygen species, a decrease in superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione-S-transferase activities, an increase in the malondialdehyde and 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine levels, and abnormal expression of annetocin, heat shock protein 70, translationally controlled tumor protein and calreticulin genes. Integrated biological response (IBR) values calculated at the biochemical level indicated that the combined exposure to ATZ and microplastics, particularly to high concentrations of ATZ, induced greater oxidative stress in E. fetida compared with that of exposure to ATZ or microplastics alone. In addition, the IBR values calculated at the gene level did not show regular changes after combined exposure to ATZ and microplastics compared with those of a single exposure. The oxidative stress and abnormal expression of genes in E. fetida induced by MPs-aged were higher than those induced by MPs; a similar trend was observed for oxidative stress induced by MPs/MPs-aged + ATZ2.0, whereas an opposite trend was observed for the abnormal expression of genes in E. fetida induced by MPs/MPs-aged + ATZ0.02/ATZ2.0. Our results suggest that mulch film-derived microplastics have the potential to enhance the toxicity of ATZ within the soil environment.


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Atrazina/toxicidade , Oligoquetos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Animais , Catalase , Microplásticos , Estresse Oxidativo , Plásticos/toxicidade , Superóxido Dismutase
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110904, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800239

RESUMO

Cation diffusion facilitators (CDFs) play central roles in metal homeostasis and tolerance in plants, but the specific functions of Camellia sinensis CDF-encoding genes and the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Previously, transcriptome sequencing results in our lab indicated that the expression of CsMTP8.2 in tea plant shoots was down-regulated exposed to excessive amount of Mn2+ conditions. To elucidate the possible mechanisms involved, we systematically identified 13 C. sinensis CsMTP genes from three subfamilies and characterized their phylogeny, structures, and the features of the encoded proteins. The transcription of CsMTP genes was differentially regulated in C. sinensis shoots and roots in responses to high concentrations of Mn, Zn, Fe, and Al. Differences in the cis-acting regulatory elements in the CsMTP8.1 and CsMTP8.2 promoters suggested the expression of these two genes may be differentially regulated. Transient expression analysis indicated that CsMTP8.2 was localized to the plasma membrane in tobacco and onion epidermal cells. Moreover, when heterologously expressed in yeast, CsMTP8.2 conferred tolerance to Ni and Mn but not to Zn. Additionally, heterologous expression of CsMTP8.2 in Arabidopsis thaliana revealed that CsMTP8.2 positively regulated the response to manganese toxicity by decreasing the accumulation of Mn in plants. However, there was no difference in the accumulation of other metals, including Cu, Fe, and Zn. These results suggest that CsMTP8.2 is a Mn-specific transporter that contributes to the efflux of excess Mn2+ from plant cells.


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Camellia sinensis/genética , Manganês/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Manganês/metabolismo , Filogenia , Células Vegetais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Brotos de Planta/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Chá
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110916, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800251

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Selenium (Se) at low concentration is considered benefit element to plants. The range between optimal and toxic concentration of Se is narrow and varies among plant species. This study aimed to evaluate the phenotypic, physiological and biochemical responses of four rice genotypes (BRS Esmeralda, BRSMG Relâmpago, BRS Bonança and Bico Ganga) grown hydroponically treated with sodium selenate (1.5 mM L-1). Selenium treated plants showed a dramatically decrease of soluble proteins, chlorophylls, and carotenoids concentration, resulting in the visual symptoms of toxicity characterized as leaf chlorosis and necrosis. Selenium toxicity caused a decrease on shoot and root dry weight of rice plants. Excess Se increased the oxidative stress monitored by the levels of hydrogen peroxide and lipid peroxidation. The enzymatic antioxidant system (catalase, superoxide dismutase, and ascorbate peroxidase) increased in response to Se supply. Interestingly, primary metabolism compounds such as sucrose, total sugars, nitrate, ammonia and amino acids increased in Se-treated plants. The increase in these metabolites may indicate a defense mechanism for the osmotic readjustment of rice plants to mitigate the toxicity caused by Se. However, these metabolites were not effective to minimize the damages on phenotypic traits such as leaf chlorosis and reduced shoot and root dry weight in response to excess Se. Increased sugars profile combined with antioxidant enzymes activities can be an effective biomarkers to indicate stress induced by Se in rice plants. This study shows the physiological attributes that must be taken into account for success in the sustainable cultivation of rice in environments containing excess Se.


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Oryza/fisiologia , Selênio/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ascorbato Peroxidases/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Clorofila/metabolismo , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Hidroponia , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Oryza/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Ácido Selênico/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Bull Environ Contam Toxicol ; 105(3): 405-410, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32776280

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The accumulation of zinc (Zn) in Cichorium intybus and effects of phytotoxicity during 90 days of growth on (natural) non-contaminated and Zn-contaminated soils were studied. The phytotoxicity effects were monitored by evaluating the leaf area, leaf biomass, leaf length and root length of the vegetable. The Zn concentrations ranged from 5.35 ± 1.05 to 37.5 ± 3.89 mg kg-1 in leaves of plants grown on natural soil, and from 334.0 ± 25.6 to 2232 ± 16.7 mg kg-1 when grown on Zn-contaminated soils. Zn accumulation caused a decrease in growth on contaminated soils and an increase in phytotoxicity. These effects were associated to high metal concentration, mobility and bioavailability in the soil as well as changes in the translocation mechanism from the roots to the leaves. Then, it must be avoided the organic fertilization of soils with either animal manure or other agricultural inputs containing high zinc concentrations.


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Chicória/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Zinco/toxicidade , Animais , Disponibilidade Biológica , Chicória/metabolismo , Fertilizantes , Metais , Folhas de Planta/química , Raízes de Plantas/química , Plantas , Solo , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Verduras , Zinco/análise
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110958, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800230

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Phytoremediation is an effective way to repair heavy metal contaminated soil and rhizosphere microorganisms play an important role in plant regulation. Nevertheless, little information is known about the variation of microbial metabolic activities and community structure in rhizosphere during phytoremediation. In this study, the rhizosphere soil microbial metabolic activities and community structure of Trifolium repensL. during Cd-contaminated soil phytoremediation, were analyzed by Biolog EcoPlate™ and high-throughput sequencing. The uptake in the roots of Trifolium repensL. grown in 5.68 and 24.23 mg/kg Cd contaminated soil was 33.51 and 84.69 mg/kg respectively, causing the acid-soluble Cd fractions decreased 7.3% and 5.4%. Phytoremediation significantly influenced microbial community and Trifolium repensL. planting significantly increased the rhizosphere microbial population, diversity, the relative abundance of plant growth promoting bacteria (Kaistobacter and Flavisolibacter), and the utilization of difficultly metabolized compounds. The correlation analysis among substrate utilization and microbial communities revealed that the relative abundance increased microorganisms possessed stronger carbon utilization capacity, which was beneficial to regulate the stability of plant-microbial system. Collectively, the results of this study provide fundamental insights into the microbial metabolic activities and community structure during heavy metal contaminated soil phytoremediation, which may aid in the bioregulation of phytoremediation.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Rizosfera , Microbiologia do Solo , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Solo/química , Trifolium/efeitos dos fármacos , Biodegradação Ambiental , Cádmio/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/microbiologia , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo , Trifolium/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Trifolium/metabolismo , Trifolium/microbiologia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 111011, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800236

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Boron (B) deficiency and surplus are the main factors that affect plant growth and yield. A better understanding of the response mechanisms of plant reproductive organs to stress induced by B deficiency and surplus could provide new insights to potential strategies for improving seed yield and quality. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the mechanisms of tolerance to B-induced stress in the reproductive organs of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. cv. 'Aohan'). We initially used five B concentrations (0 mg B L-1, 400 mg B L-1, 800 mg B L-1, 1200 mg B L-1, and 1600 mg B L-1) to determine the B deficient, sufficient, and surplus levels in the field. Secondly, we examined changes in metabolite profiles of alfalfa 'Aohan' reproductive organs in response to B deficiency (0 mg B L-1), B sufficiency (800 mg B L-1), and B surplus (1600 mg B L-1) conditions using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Flowers and seeds from alfalfa 'Aohan' showed different metabolite profiles and resistance capacity under B deficiency and surplus conditions. B deficiency led to the excessive accumulation of sugars and phenolic compounds in alfalfa 'Aohan' and seeds, respectively, thus causing abscission or the abortion of reproductive organs. In contrast, B surplus severely reduced the levels of metabolites associated with amino acid and carbohydrate metabolism, resulting in the flowers falling and, therefore, low seed yield. Overall, B deficiency predominantly reduced seed yield and quality of alfalfa 'Aohan', while B surplus mainly affected seed yield of alfalfa 'Aohan'.


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Boro/deficiência , Boro/toxicidade , Células Germinativas Vegetais/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicago sativa/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Carboidratos/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Células Germinativas Vegetais/metabolismo , Medicago sativa/metabolismo , Metabolômica , Sementes/metabolismo , Poluentes do Solo/metabolismo
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Sci Total Environ ; 745: 140926, 2020 Nov 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32712499

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Arsenic, copper, and zinc are common elements found in contaminated soils but little is known about their combined effects on plants when presented simultaneously. Here, we systematically investigated the phytotoxicity and uptake of binary and ternary mixtures of As, Cu, and Zn in a soil-plant system, using wheat (Triticum aestivum) as model species. The reference models of concentration addition (CA) and response addition (RA) coupled with different expressions of exposure (total concentrations in soil ([M]tot, mg/kg), free ion activities in soil solution ({M}, µM), and internal concentrations in plant roots ([M]int, µg/g)), were selected to assess the interaction mechanisms of binary mixtures of AsCu, AsZn, and CuZn. Metal(loid) interactions in soil were estimated in terms of solution-solid partitioning, root uptake, and root elongation effects. The partitioning of one metal(loid) between the soil solution and solid phase was most often inhibited by the presence of the other metal(loid). In terms of uptake, inhibitory effects and no effects were observed in the mixtures of As, Cu, and Zn, depending on the mixture combinations and the dose metrics used. In terms of toxicity, simple (antagonistic or synergistic) and more complex (dose ratio-dependent or dose level-dependent) interaction patterns of binary mixtures occurred, depending on the dose metrics selected and the reference models used. For ternary mixtures (As-Cu-Zn), nearly additive effects were observed irrespective of dose descriptors and reference models. The observed interactions in this study may help to understand and predict the joint toxicity of metal(loid)s mixtures in soil-plant system. Mixture interactions and bioavailability should be incorporated into the regulatory framework for accurate risk assessment of multimetal-contaminated sites.


Assuntos
Arsênico/toxicidade , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Cobre/toxicidade , Solo , Triticum/efeitos dos fármacos , Zinco/análise , Zinco/toxicidade
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 110978, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32678757

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In this study, hydroponic experiments were conducted to elucidate mechanism(s) that are associated with differential effects of low (5 µM) and high (25 µM) dose of cadmium (Cd) stress in tomato. Furthermore, emphasis has also been focused on any involvement of endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in differential behaviour of low and high doses of Cd stress. At low dose of Cd, root growth i.e. root fresh weight, length and fitness did not significantly alter when compared to the control seedlings. Though at low dose of Cd, cellular accumulation of Cd was slightly increased but this was accompanied by higher endogenous H2S and phytochelatins, L-cysteine desulfhydrase (DES) activity, activities of glutathione biosynthetic and AsA-GSH cycle enzymes, and maintained redox status of ascorbate and glutathione. However, addition of hypotaurine (HT, a scavenger of H2S) resulted in greater toxicity, even at low dose of Cd, and these responses resembled with higher dose of Cd stress such as greater decline in root growth, endogenous H2S and phytochelatins, activities of DES, glutathione biosynthesis and AsA-GSH cycle enzymes, disturbed redox status of ascorbate and glutathione which collectively led to higher oxidative stress in tomato roots. Moreover, addition of HT with higher dose of Cd also further enhanced its toxicity. Collectively, the results showed that differential behaviour of low and high dose of Cd stress is mediated by differential regulation of biochemical attributes in which endogenous H2S has a crucial role.


Assuntos
Cádmio/toxicidade , Sulfeto de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Lycopersicon esculentum/efeitos dos fármacos , Fitoquelatinas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Ácido Ascórbico/metabolismo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Lycopersicon esculentum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Lycopersicon esculentum/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Plântula/efeitos dos fármacos , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plântula/metabolismo
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