Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2014, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (5): 569-577.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2014.00569
Qi Li1, Xia Ji2, Enhui Wang1, Hanmei Gao1, Yanjun Yi1*
Bryophytes (mosses) are sensitive to air pollution because of their unique morphological and physiological characteristics. They are widely used to monitor environmental quality and changes in suburbs and urban areas. We evaluated the capacity of bryophytes to absorb and accumulate heavy metals by analysis of heavy-metal content in mosses and soil at Mt. Lao, Qingdao. Grimmia pilifera is a good biomonitor because of its wide distribution and good capacity to absorb and retain heavy metals such as Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd. Taxiphyllum taxirameum, Hypnum plumaeforme and Entodon luridus, widely distributed in Qingdao, also have high capacity to absorb and accumulate heavy metals. We established a valuable method to monitor atmospheric deposition of heavy metals in Qingdao using the moss biomonitor technique.
Qi Li, Xia Ji, Enhui Wang, Hanmei Gao, Yanjun Yi. Using Bryophytes as Biomonitor Atmospheric Heavy Metal Deposition in the City of Qingdao[J]. Chinese Bulletin of Botany, 2014, 49(5): 569-577.
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