Soil protection and remediation by chemical and biological approaches

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 1999 to end of 31 Mar 2008
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number4174
DepartmentAgriculture and the Environment (AEN) Division
Soil Science (SSC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004174
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004174

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Characterization of Cd translocation and identification of the Cd form in xylem sap of the Cd-hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ueno, D., Iwashita, T., Zhao, F-J. and Ma, J. F. 2008. Characterization of Cd translocation and identification of the Cd form in xylem sap of the Cd-hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri. Plant and cell physiology. 49(4), pp. 540-548. https://doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcn026

Variation in root-to-shoot translocation of cadmium and zinc among different accessions of the hyperaccumulators Thlaspi caerulescens and Thlaspi praecox

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xing, J. P., Jiang, R. F., Ueno, D., Ma, J. F., Schat, H., McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2008. Variation in root-to-shoot translocation of cadmium and zinc among different accessions of the hyperaccumulators Thlaspi caerulescens and Thlaspi praecox. New Phytologist. 178 (2), pp. 315-325. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02376.x

Does cadmium play a physiological role in the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens ?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, M-Q., Yanai, J., Jiang, R-F., Zhang, F., McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2008. Does cadmium play a physiological role in the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens ? Chemosphere. 71, pp. 1276-1283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.11.063

Selenium uptake, translocation and speciation in wheat supplied with selenate or selenite

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, H-F., McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2008. Selenium uptake, translocation and speciation in wheat supplied with selenate or selenite. New Phytologist. 178 (1), pp. 92-102. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02343.x

Arsenate-induced toxicity: effects on antioxidative enzymes and DNA damage in Vicia faba

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lin, A., Zhang, X., Zhu, Y-G. and Zhao, F-J. 2008. Arsenate-induced toxicity: effects on antioxidative enzymes and DNA damage in Vicia faba. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 27 (2), pp. 413-419. https://doi.org/10.1897/07-266R.1

Mediated amperometric whole-cell biosensors for assessment of bioavailabilty and toxicity of copper in soil

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Ding, Y., Zhang, T., Rawson, D. and McGrath, S. P. 2007. Mediated amperometric whole-cell biosensors for assessment of bioavailabilty and toxicity of copper in soil. Abstracts 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2007), Seville, 28 November-1 December 2007 . pp. 43

Mutation in nicotianamine aminotransferase stimulated the Fe(II) acquisition system and led to iron accumulation in rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cheng, L., Wang, F., Shou, H., Huang, F., Zheng, L., He, F., Li, J., Zhao, F-J., Ueno, D., Ma, J. F. and Wu, P. 2007. Mutation in nicotianamine aminotransferase stimulated the Fe(II) acquisition system and led to iron accumulation in rice. Plant Physiology. 145, pp. 1647-1657. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.107.107912

Strategies for increasing the selenium content of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkesford, M. J. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Strategies for increasing the selenium content of wheat. Journal of Cereal Science. 46 (3), pp. 282-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2007.02.006

Rapid reduction of arsenate in the medium mediated by plant roots

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, X-Y., McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Rapid reduction of arsenate in the medium mediated by plant roots. New Phytologist. 176 (3), pp. 590-599. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02195.x

Estimates of ambient background concentrations of trace metals in soils for risk assessment

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P. and Merrington, G. 2007. Estimates of ambient background concentrations of trace metals in soils for risk assessment. Lepp, N., Naidu, R. and Zhu, Y. (ed.) Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health. Proceedings 9th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Environment, Beijing, 15-19 July 2007 . Tsinghua University Press, Beijing. pp. 681-682

Effects of Cd, Zn or both on soil microbial biomass and activity in a clay loam soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Renella, G., Chaudri, A. M., Falloon, C. M., Landi, L., Nannipieri, P. and Brookes, P. C. 2007. Effects of Cd, Zn or both on soil microbial biomass and activity in a clay loam soil. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 43, pp. 751-758. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-006-0159-5

Critical loads of metals and other trace elements to terrestrial environments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lofts, S., Chapman, P. M., Dwyer, R., Mclaughlin, M. J., Schoeters, I., Sheppard, S. C., Adams, W. J., Alloway, B. J., Antunes, P. M. C. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Critical loads of metals and other trace elements to terrestrial environments. Environmental Science & Technology. 41, pp. 6327-6331.

Translocation of Cd and Zn from roots to shoots in different populations of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Xing, J. P., Jiang, R. F., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2007. Translocation of Cd and Zn from roots to shoots in different populations of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Lepp, N., Naidu, R. and Zhu, Y. (ed.) Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health. Proceedings 9th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Environment, Beijing, 15-19 July 2007 . Tsinghua University Press, Beijing. pp. 746-747

Decreasing mineral concentrations in wheat grain over the last 160 years

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J. and Fan, M-S. 2007. Decreasing mineral concentrations in wheat grain over the last 160 years. Lepp, N., Naidu, R. and Zhu, Y. (ed.) Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health. Proceedings 9th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Environment, Beijing, 15-19 July 2007 . Tsinghua University Press, Beijing. pp. 281-282

Enrichment of heavy metals in sediment resulting from soil erosion on agricultural fields

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Quinton, J. N. and Catt, J. A. 2007. Enrichment of heavy metals in sediment resulting from soil erosion on agricultural fields. Environmental Science & Technology. 41, pp. 3495-3500. https://doi.org/10.1021/es062147h

Soil pollution and contamination

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Soil pollution and contamination. Dazzi, C. (ed.) Changing Soils in a Changing World: the Soils of Tomorrow. Abstracts 5th International Congress of the European Society for Soil Conservation, Palermo, 25-30 June 2007 . pp. 301-302

Expression and functional analysis of metal transporter genes in two contrasting ecotypes of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Plaza, S., Tearall, K. L., Zhao, F-J., Buchner, P. H., McGrath, S. P. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2007. Expression and functional analysis of metal transporter genes in two contrasting ecotypes of the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Journal of Experimental Botany. 58, pp. 1717-1728. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erm025

Role of salicylic acid in alleviating oxidative damage in rice roots (Oryza sativa) subjected to cadmium stress

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guo, B., Liang, Y. C., Zhu, Y-G. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Role of salicylic acid in alleviating oxidative damage in rice roots (Oryza sativa) subjected to cadmium stress. Environmental Pollution. 147, pp. 743-749. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2006.09.007

Estimates of ambient background concentrations of trace metals in soils for risk assessment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P. and Merrington, G. 2007. Estimates of ambient background concentrations of trace metals in soils for risk assessment. Environmental Pollution. 148 (1), pp. 221-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2006.10.041

Hazard assessment of inorganic metals and metal substances in terrestrial systems

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Smolders, E., McGrath, S. P., Fairbrother, A., Hale, B. A., Lombi, E., Mclaughlin, M., Rutgers, M. and Van Der Vliet, L. 2007. Hazard assessment of inorganic metals and metal substances in terrestrial systems. Chapman, P. M. and Adams, W. J. (ed.) Assessing the Hazard of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. Proceedings from the Workshop on Hazard Identification Approach for Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances, Pensacola Beach, 3-8 May 2003 . CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 113-133

Phytoextraction of cadmium and zinc by Salix from soil historically amended with sewage sludge

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maxted, A. P., Black, C. R., West, H. M., Crout, N. M. J., McGrath, S. P. and Young, S. D. 2007. Phytoextraction of cadmium and zinc by Salix from soil historically amended with sewage sludge. Plant and Soil. 290, pp. 157-172. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-006-9149-5

Effects of soil compaction and irrigation on the concentrations of selenium and arsenic in wheat grains

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Lopez-Bellido, F. J., Gray, C. W., Whalley, W. R., Clark, L. J. and McGrath, S. P. 2007. Effects of soil compaction and irrigation on the concentrations of selenium and arsenic in wheat grains. Science of the Total Environment. 372, pp. 433-439. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.09.028

Effect of liming and seasonal variation on lead concentration of tea plant (Camillia sinensis L. O. Kuntze)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Han, W-Y., Shi, Y-Z., Ma, L-F., Ruan, J-Y. and Zhao, F-J. 2007. Effect of liming and seasonal variation on lead concentration of tea plant (Camillia sinensis L. O. Kuntze). Chemosphere. 66, pp. 84-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.05.017

Ambient background metal concentrations for soils in England and Wales. Science Report SC050054/SR

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2006. Ambient background metal concentrations for soils in England and Wales. Science Report SC050054/SR. Environment Agency, Bristol.

Variation in the root to shoot translocation of Cd and Zn among populations of Thlaspi caerulescens

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Zhao, F-J., Xing, J. P. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Variation in the root to shoot translocation of Cd and Zn among populations of Thlaspi caerulescens. Abstracts COST Action 859 Working Group 1 1st Scientific Meeting on Root to Shoot Translocation of Pollutants and Nutrients, Santiago de Compostela, 22-24 June 2006 . pp. 24

Cadmium uptake, translocation and tolerance in the hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Jiang, R. F., Dunham, S. J. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Cadmium uptake, translocation and tolerance in the hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri. New Phytologist. 172 (4), pp. 646-654. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01867.x

Food quality and safety issues concerning elements that are essential or contaminants in crops

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P., Fan, M., Gray, C. W. and Zhao, F-J. 2006. Food quality and safety issues concerning elements that are essential or contaminants in crops. Abstracts COST 859 WG2 & WG3 2nd Scientific Workshop on -omics Approaches and Agricultural Management: Driving Forces to Improve Food Quality and Safety?, Saint-Etienne, 31 August- 2 September 2006 . pp. 23-24

Spatial imaging, speciation, and quantification of selenium in the hyperaccumulator plants Astragalus bisulcatus and Stanleya pinnata

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Freeman, J. L., Zhang, L. H., Marcus, M. A., Fakra, S., McGrath, S. P. and Pilon-Smits, E. A. H. 2006. Spatial imaging, speciation, and quantification of selenium in the hyperaccumulator plants Astragalus bisulcatus and Stanleya pinnata. Plant Physiology. 142, pp. 124-134. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.106.081158

Iron transporters may be involved in high Cd uptake by the hyperaccumulator species Thlaspi caerulescens

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P., Plaza, S., Tearall, K. L., Hawkesford, M. J. and Zhao, F-J. 2006. Iron transporters may be involved in high Cd uptake by the hyperaccumulator species Thlaspi caerulescens. Abstracts 13th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, Montpellier, 3-7 July 2006 . pp. 61

Synthesis of low molecular weight thiols in response to Cd exposure in Thlaspi caerulescens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hernandez-Allica, J., Garbisu, C., Becerril, J. M., Barrutia, O., Garcia-Plazaola, J. I., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Synthesis of low molecular weight thiols in response to Cd exposure in Thlaspi caerulescens. Plant, Cell and Environment. 29 (7), pp. 1422-1429. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2006.01525.x

Influence of soil properties and aging on arsenic phytotoxicity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Song, J., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P. and Luo, Y-M. 2006. Influence of soil properties and aging on arsenic phytotoxicity. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 25 (6), pp. 1663-1670. https://doi.org/10.1897/05-480R2.1

Field evaluation of in situ remediation of a heavy metal contaminated soil using lime and red-mud

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gray, C. W., Dunham, S. J., Dennis, P. G., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Field evaluation of in situ remediation of a heavy metal contaminated soil using lime and red-mud. Environmental Pollution. 142, pp. 530-539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2005.10.017

Field evaluation of Cd and Zn phytoextraction potential by the hyperaccumulators Thlaspi caerulescens and Arabidopsis halleri

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McGrath, S. P., Lombi, E., Gray, C. W., Caille, N., Dunham, S. J. and Zhao, F-J. 2006. Field evaluation of Cd and Zn phytoextraction potential by the hyperaccumulators Thlaspi caerulescens and Arabidopsis halleri. Environmental Pollution. 141, pp. 115-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2005.08.022

Comparison of soil solution speciation and diffusive gradients in thin-films measurement as an indicator of copper bioavailability to plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Rooney, C. P., Zhang, H. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Comparison of soil solution speciation and diffusive gradients in thin-films measurement as an indicator of copper bioavailability to plants. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 25 (3), pp. 733-742. https://doi.org/10.1897/04-603R.1

Soil factors controlling the expression of copper toxicity to plants in a wide range of European soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rooney, C. P., Zhao, F-J. and McGrath, S. P. 2006. Soil factors controlling the expression of copper toxicity to plants in a wide range of European soils. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 25 (3), pp. 726-732. https://doi.org/10.1897/04-602R.1

Kinetics of metal fixation in soils: measurement and modeling by isotopic dilution

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Crout, N. M. J., Tye, A. M., Zhang, H., McGrath, S. P. and Young, S. D. 2006. Kinetics of metal fixation in soils: measurement and modeling by isotopic dilution. Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry. 25 (3), pp. 659-663. https://doi.org/10.1897/05-069R.1

Biofortification of UK food crops with selenium

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Broadley, M. R., White, P. J., Bryson, R. J., Meacham, M. C., Bowen, H. C., Johnson, S. E., Hawkesford, M. J., McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J., Breward, N., Harriman, M. and Tucker, M. 2006. Biofortification of UK food crops with selenium. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 65, pp. 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1079/PNS2006490

Scale and causes of lead contamination in Chinese tea

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Han, W-Y., Zhao, F-J., Shi, Y-Z., Ma, K-F. and Ruan, J-Y. 2006. Scale and causes of lead contamination in Chinese tea. Environmental Pollution. 139, pp. 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2005.04.025

Effect of soil characteristics on Cd uptake by the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yanai, J., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P. and Kosaki, T. 2006. Effect of soil characteristics on Cd uptake by the hyperaccumulator Thlaspi caerulescens. Environmental Pollution. 139, pp. 167-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2005.03.013

Tolerance and accumulation of zinc and cadmium in two ecotypes of Thlaspi caerulescens

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Ueno, D., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P. and Ma, J. F. 2005. Tolerance and accumulation of zinc and cadmium in two ecotypes of Thlaspi caerulescens. Li, C. J. (ed.) Plant Nutrition for Food Security, Human Health and Environmental Protection. Proceedings 15th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, Beijing, 14-19 September 2005 . Tsinghua University Press, Beijing. pp. 660-661