SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.17 número2Absorption and distribution of cadmium of three maize hybrids in three environmentsOptimization of potassium fertilization/nutrition for growth, physiological development, essential oil composition and antioxidant activity of Lavandula angustifolia Mill índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

versión On-line ISSN 0718-9516


BITYUTSKII, Nikolai; YAKKONEN, Kirill; PETROVA, Anastasiya  y  NADPOROZHSKAYA, Marina. Xylem sap mineral analyses as a rapid method for estimation plant-availability of Fe, Zn and Mn in carbonate soils: a case study in cucumber. J. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.2, pp.279-290. ISSN 0718-9516.

Low plant-availability of iron (Fe), zinc (Zn) and manganese (Mn) leads to micronutrient deficiency, causing significant yield reductions of crops throughout the world, especially in calcareous soils. This study was performed in order to evaluate the efficiency of xylem sap analysis in the determination of Fe, Zn and Mn availability in plants (Cucumis sativus L.) affected by calcium carbonate (CaCO3) levels. A soil with six levels of CaCO3 (0−10% DW) was used. We performed a combination approach, including analysis of the soil mobility of micronutrients using different extractants (water, DTPA-TEA and ammonium acetate), as well as xylem and shoot elemental analysis. Generally, application of CaCO3 resulted in a pH increase of the bulk soil of 1.4−2.2 pH units; extractability of all micronutrients was significantly decreased 1.4−4.2 times, irrespective of the extracting solution. Xylem sap Fe, Zn and Mn concentrations were significantly correlated with the respective concentrations in the soil extracting solutions. By contrast, only shoot concentrations of Zn and Mn, but not of Fe, were linearly correlated with their extractable forms. With electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry, changes in xylem sap concentrations of micronutrients were detected without preliminary mineralization of plant material, in contrast to shoot analysis. Our results demonstrate that xylem sap analysis offers the advantages of a simple characterization of multi-microelement availability in plants under CaCO3 stress.

Palabras clave : Availability; calcium carbonate; cucumber; iron; manganese; xylem sap; zinc.

        · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons