Elemental Composition of Needles of the Family Pinaceae in the Territory with Accumulated Environmental Damage, Southern Baikal Region


The concentrations of 20 elements in needles of forest-forming species of the family Pinaceae, namely Abies sibirica, Pinus sylvestris, Pinus sibirica, and Picea obovata, have been determined by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis. The ratios and accumulation series of elements indicate a tendency toward accumulation of anthropogenic elements and inhibition of the accumulation of essential elements. The XRF data showed that the concentration of conditionally toxic elements does not exceed the reference values for terrestrial plants.

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The study was performed by the goverment assignment in terms of Project IX.127.1.4 (0350-2019-0005). Analytical results have been obtained with the Center for collective use “Isotopic and geochemical studies,” Geochemistry Institute SB RAS, Irkutsk.

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Belykh, O.A., Chuparina, E.V. & Mokryy, A.V. Elemental Composition of Needles of the Family Pinaceae in the Territory with Accumulated Environmental Damage, Southern Baikal Region. Russ J Gen Chem 90, 2622–2626 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1070363220130150

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  • elemental composition
  • Pinaceae
  • environmental damage
  • control methods