Cadmium tolerance in populations of Agrostis tenuis and Festuca ovina

Article metrics

Abstract

IT is well known that plant populations growing on soils contaminated with heavy metals are genetically tolerant to those metals. This adaptation is not found in populations growing on normal soils (ref. 1 and review in ref. 2). Most of the literature is concerned with the resistance of plants to Pb, Zn and Cu3–8, but Cd salts too are often present in the soils of areas polluted by those metals. I have therefore investigated the occurence of Cd tolerance in some Belgian and German populations of Agrostis tenuis Sibth. and Festuca ovina L. sensu lato.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Bradshaw, A. D., Nature, 169, 1098 (1952).

  2. 2

    Antonovics, J., Bradshaw, A. D.,and Turner, R. G., Adv. Ecol. Res., 7, 1–85 (1971).

  3. 3

    Duvigneaud, P., and Denaeyer-De Smet, S., in Rapports du sol et dela Végétation, 121–139 (Masson. Paris, 1960).

  4. 4

    Gregory, R. P. G., and Bradshaw, A. D., New Phytol., 64 131–143 (1965).

  5. 5

    McNeilly, T., and Bradshaw, A. D. Evolution, 22, 108–118 (1968).

  6. 6

    Lefébvre, C., Bull. Soc. R. Bot. Belg., 102, 5–11 (1968).

  7. 7

    Lefébvre, C., Bull. Soc. R. Bot. Belg., 107, 217–222 (1975).

  8. 8

    Simon, E., and Lefébvre, C., Oecologia Plant. 11 (4), 345–360 (1976).

  9. 9

    Wilkins, D. A., Nature, 180, 37–38 (1957).

  10. 10

    Ernst, W., Mathys, W., Salaske, J., and Janiesch, P., Abh. Landesmus. Naturk. Münster, 36, 2 (1974).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.