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Distribution and origin of major, trace and rare earth elements in wild edible mushrooms: urban vs. forest areas

Ivanić, Maja; Furdek Turk, Martina; Tkalčec, Zdenko; Fiket, Željka; Mešić, Armin (2021) Distribution and origin of major, trace and rare earth elements in wild edible mushrooms: urban vs. forest areas. Journal of fungi, 7 (12). ISSN 2309-608X

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This paper investigates the composition of major, trace, and rare earth elements in 15 different species of wild edible mushrooms and the possible effect of urban pollution on elemental uptake. The collected mushrooms include different species from the green areas of the city, exposed to ur-ban pollution, and from the forests, with limited anthropogenic influence. Through a comprehen-sive approach that included the analysis of 46 elements, an attempt was made to expand knowledge about element uptake by mushroom fruiting bodies. The results showed a wide varia-bility in the composition of mushrooms, suggesting a number of factors influencing their element uptake capacity. The data obtained do not indicate significant exposure to anthropogenic influ-ences, regardless of sampling location. While major elements’ levels appear to be influenced more by species-specific affinities, this is not true for trace elements, whose levels presumably reflect the geochemical characteristics of the sampling site. However, the risk assessment showed that con-sumption of excessive amounts of the mushrooms studied, both from urban areas and from for-ests, may have adverse health effects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mushrooms ; trace elements ; rare earth elements ; urban soils ; forest
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences
Divisions: Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Unapređenje usluga šumskih ekosustava Hrvatske kroz vrednovanje bioraznolikosti gljiva temeljenoj na DNA barkodiranjuMešić, ArminIP-2018-01-1736HRZZ
Depositing User: Sofija Konjević
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 12:08
DOI: 10.3390/jof7121068

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