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Journal of Plant Research

, Volume 127, Issue 1, pp 57–66 | Cite as

Difference in cesium accumulation among rice cultivars grown in the paddy field in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011 and 2012

  • Yoshihiro Ohmori
  • Yayoi Inui
  • Masataka Kajikawa
  • Atsumi Nakata
  • Naoyuki Sotta
  • Koji Kasai
  • Shimpei Uraguchi
  • Nobuhiro Tanaka
  • Sho Nishida
  • Takahiro Hasegawa
  • Takuya Sakamoto
  • Yuko Kawara
  • Kayoko Aizawa
  • Haruka Fujita
  • Ke Li
  • Naoya Sawaki
  • Koshiro Oda
  • Ryuichiro Futagoishi
  • Takahiro Tsusaka
  • Satomi Takahashi
  • Junpei Takano
  • Shinji Wakuta
  • Akira Yoshinari
  • Masataka Uehara
  • Shigeki Takada
  • Hayato Nagano
  • Kyoko Miwa
  • Izumi Aibara
  • Takuya Ojima
  • Kaoru Ebana
  • Satoru Ishikawa
  • Kuni Sueyoshi
  • Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Tetsuro Mimura
  • Mari Mimura
  • Natsuko I. Kobayashi
  • Jun Furukawa
  • Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Toshiyasu Okouchi
  • Keitaro Tanoi
  • Toru Fujiwara
JPR Symposium Current status and future control of cesium contamination in plants and algae in Fukushima

Abstract

After the accident of the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, radioactive cesium was released and paddy fields in a wide area including Fukushima Prefecture were contaminated. To estimate the levels of radioactive Cs accumulation in rice produced in Fukushima, it is crucial to obtain the actual data of Cs accumulation levels in rice plants grown in the actual paddy field in Fukushima City. We herein conducted a two-year survey in 2011 and 2012 of radioactive and non-radioactive Cs accumulation in rice using a number of rice cultivars grown in the paddy field in Fukushima City. Our study demonstrated a substantial variation in Cs accumulation levels among the cultivars of rice.

Keywords

Cesium Cultivar Field test Rice 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is supported in part by a grant from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Environment Fund and a Grant-in-Aid for the Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from Japan Society for Promotion of Science (No 24110007).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiro Ohmori
    • 1
  • Yayoi Inui
    • 1
  • Masataka Kajikawa
    • 1
  • Atsumi Nakata
    • 1
  • Naoyuki Sotta
    • 1
  • Koji Kasai
    • 1
  • Shimpei Uraguchi
    • 1
  • Nobuhiro Tanaka
    • 1
  • Sho Nishida
    • 1
  • Takahiro Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Takuya Sakamoto
    • 1
  • Yuko Kawara
    • 1
  • Kayoko Aizawa
    • 1
  • Haruka Fujita
    • 1
  • Ke Li
    • 1
  • Naoya Sawaki
    • 1
  • Koshiro Oda
    • 1
  • Ryuichiro Futagoishi
    • 1
  • Takahiro Tsusaka
    • 1
  • Satomi Takahashi
    • 1
  • Junpei Takano
    • 2
  • Shinji Wakuta
    • 2
  • Akira Yoshinari
    • 2
  • Masataka Uehara
    • 2
  • Shigeki Takada
    • 2
  • Hayato Nagano
    • 2
  • Kyoko Miwa
    • 3
  • Izumi Aibara
    • 12
  • Takuya Ojima
    • 12
  • Kaoru Ebana
    • 4
  • Satoru Ishikawa
    • 5
  • Kuni Sueyoshi
    • 6
  • Hiroshi Hasegawa
    • 7
  • Tetsuro Mimura
    • 8
  • Mari Mimura
    • 8
  • Natsuko I. Kobayashi
    • 13
  • Jun Furukawa
    • 9
    • 10
  • Daisuke Kobayashi
    • 11
  • Toshiyasu Okouchi
    • 11
  • Keitaro Tanoi
    • 13
  • Toru Fujiwara
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Division of Applied Bioscience, Graduate School of AgricultureHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Creative Research InstitutionHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  4. 4.National Institute of Agrobiological ResourcesTsukubaJapan
  5. 5.National Institute for Agro-Environmental SciencesTsukubaJapan
  6. 6.Niigata UniversityNiigataJapan
  7. 7.Shiga Prefectural UniversityHikoneJapan
  8. 8.Kobe UniversityKobeJapan
  9. 9.Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  10. 10.Center for Research in Isotopes and Environmental DynamicsUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  11. 11.Fukushima Medical UniversityFukushimaJapan
  12. 12.Graduate School of Environmental ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  13. 13.Laboratory of radio-plant physiology, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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