Chronic toxicity of U on hairy roots of carrot (Daucus carota L.).

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Most terrestrial flowering plants are associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi which may improve the growth of plants and decrease the U uptake at high levels of U in soils. However, the respective tolerance of each partner of the symbiosis (the host roots and the hyphae) to U accumulation and toxicity is unknown. In a first step, we estimated the toxicity of U to non-inoculated roots of carrot under root-organ culture conditions. The results showed that the root growth and the final biomass was decreased of at least 50% for a concentration in nutrient gel of 10 ppm of U. Further experiments are carried out in similar conditions with inoculated roots to compare the U toxicity on roots and hyphae.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from The 2nd international conference on radioactivity in the environment
Place of PublicationNice, France
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2005
EventIUR - The 2nd International Conference on Radioactivity in the Environment - IUR - International Union of Radioecology, Nice, France
Duration: 2 Oct 20056 Oct 2005


ConferenceIUR - The 2nd International Conference on Radioactivity in the Environment


  • in vitro, root length, symplastic uranium, uranium toxicity

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