Monitoring of heavy metal and minerals in different parts of oak acorn (Quercus spp.)

Monitoring of heavy metal and minerals in different parts of oak acorn (Quercus spp.)


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  • LCC Subject Category: Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, Soil Sciences, Zoology and Animal Science, Agricultural Economics
  • Publisher's keywords: oak, acorn fruit, hulls, , heavy metal,minerals, ICP-AES
  • Language of fulltext: english
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  • Time From Submission to Publication: 10


    Mehmet Musa Özcan, Coşkun Sağlam and Mustafa Harmankaya


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The mean crude protein and ash, heavy metal and minerals of acorn fruit and hulls were determined by ICP-AES. The mean values of Al, B, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni and Zn contents of fruit hulls varied from 6.4 to 42.9, 5.8 to 10.2, 0.0 to 0.2,5.3 to 13.8, 13.7 to 65.1,1.7 to 9.6, 0.0 to 0.2 and 2.5 to 16.0 (mg/Kg, dw), respectively. In addition, Al, B, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni and Zn values of acorn fruits were found at the levels between 0.5 to 10.8, 5.4 to 10.0, 0.034 to 0.136, 5.5 to 10.4, 17.5 to 392, 10.3 to 43.1, 0.000 to 0.295 and 3.3 to 17.9 (mg/Kg, dw), rspectively. In regard to macro elements of fruit and corresponding hulls, the mean values of Ca, K, Mg and P of hulls were found between 1632 to 4222, 1447 to 7762, 236 to 752 and 848 to 1274 mg/Kg (dw), respectively. K levels of samples was found at the highest concentrations.

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