Bioaccumulation of heavy metal in wild growing mushrooms from Liangshan Yi nationality autonomous prefecture, China

  • Dan Zhang
  • Tingyan Gao
  • Pei Ma
  • Ying Luo
  • Pengcheng Su


The heavy metal bioaccumulation levels of 13 species of mushrooms were studied. 13 different species of wild mushrooms growing in China were analyzed for Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, and As. Contents of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in mushroom and Cu, Zn in soil were tested by atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS), and As in samples by atomic fluorescent light (AFL). Contents of Cd and Pb in soil were analyzed by graphite furnace AAS. The results showed that contents of Cu, Pb, Cd, and As in Termitomyces microcarpus were the highest in the tested mushroom samples, which were 135.00, 13.28, 65.30, and 1.60 mg·kg−1 (dry biomass) respectively, and the corresponding bioconcentration factor (BCF) for Cu and Cd was 57 and 1 674 separately, which was the highest data in 13 mushroom species. The capability of Boletus griseus for Cd accumulation was very strong with BCF of 300. when people consume the wild edible mushrooms, contents of Cd and Pb should be greatly considered.

Key words

mushroom heavy metal content bioaccumulation 

CLC number

X 131.2 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Zhang
    • 1
  • Tingyan Gao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pei Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ying Luo
    • 1
  • Pengcheng Su
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mountain Hazards and EnvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesChengduChina
  2. 2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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