Analytical model for zinc uptake by root system of Thlaspi caerulescens

Xu Dong Qian, Toshihiko Eguchi, Satoshi Yoshida, Jiro Chikushi

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    To develop future phytoextraction technologies, models describing the process of phytoextraction are necessary. In this paper we have developed an analytical model of zinc uptake by the growing root system of Thlaspi caerulescens, which includes zinc flow by convection and dispersion in soil, the growth of root system, and the total zinc flux to the root. Simulated results indicated that the model could quantitatively describe the zinc uptake process for T. caerulescens. Therefore, the model might help us to understand the quantitative characteristics of phytoextraction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-458
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Agronomy and Crop Science
    • Biotechnology


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