Bioavailability of Toxic Heavy Metals

Soil rhizobacteria can also directly influence metal solubility by changing the heavy metal speciation in the rhizosphere. Studies of the roles of mycorrhizae in metal bioavailability in the rhizosphere and their ability to increase host plant tolerance of excessive levels of heavy metals in soil showed that there were different availabilities of Cu, Zn, and Pb in the rhizospheres of AM (arbuscular mycorrhiza)-infected and uninfected maize in comparison to bulk soil. The results may indicate that the mycorrhiza can protect its host plant from the phytotoxicity of excessive copper, zinc and lead by changing them from bioavailable forms into forms that are not bioavailable. The fact that copper and zinc accumulations in the roots and shoots of mycorrhiza-infected plants were significantly lower than those in the uninfected plants may also suggest that the mycorrhiza efficiently restricted excessive copper and zinc absorption by the host plant (Huang et al. 2005).

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