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Irina Shtangeeva, Matti Niemelä & Paavo Perämäki (2019) Effects of bromides of potassium and ammonium on some crops, Journal of Plant Nutrition, 42:18, 2209-2220, DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2019.1655037

Effects of bromides of potassium and ammonium on some crops

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Author: Shtangeeva, Irina1; Niemelä, Matti2; Perämäki, Paavo2
Organizations: 1Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg University
2Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-08-21


In this work, the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), rye (Secale cereale L.), oat (Avena sativa L.), and pea (Pisum sativum L.) to bromides of potassium (KBr) and ammonium (NH4Br) was studied. All plants were capable of accumulating high concentrations of bromine (Br). However, the Br accumulation depended on the Br compounds presented in the growth medium and plant species. The highest Br concentrations were observed in leaves and roots of the seedlings germinated in the medium spiked with KBr. Oat accumulated more Br than other plants and the lowest Br accumulation was observed in pea. The bioaccumulation of Br resulted in suppression of plant biomass and concentrations of several essential nutrients (K, Na, Ca, Mg, Zn and Cl). The most negative effects were caused by NH4Br. Probably, this action was due to cumulative effects of Br- and NH4+. Among other plant species, the most tolerant to bromides was oat and the most sensitive was wheat.

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Series: Journal of plant nutrition
ISSN: 0190-4167
ISSN-E: 1532-4087
ISSN-L: 0190-4167
Volume: 42
Issue: 18
Pages: 2209 - 2220
DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2019.1655037
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
1172 Environmental sciences
1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Funding: This study was supported by Academy of Finland (N 297769) and Saint Petersburg State University (18.42.957.2016). Irina Shtangeeva acknowledges a partly support of this work by Russian Foundation for Fundamental Investigations (18-53-80010) providing her a possibility to perform greenhouse experiments.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 297769
Detailed Information: 297769 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2019 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Plant Nutrition on 21 Aug 2019, available online: