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Absence of plant uptake and translocation of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs).

Chou SF, Jacobs LW, Penner D, Tiedje JM - Environ. Health Perspect. (1978)

Bottom Line: A significant portion of the 14C-PBB associated with the roots was removed when the roots were dipped in acetone.In the latter soil (clay loam) no PBB was detected in any roots from the 100 ppb treatment.More PBB was associated with roots of carrot than of radish or onion.

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Studies of polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) uptake by plants have been conducted in hydroponic solutions and in greenhouse experiments with soil. Autoradiograms of corn and soybean seedlings grown in hydroponic solutions showed no translocation of 14C-PBB from 14C-PBB-treated solutions to plant tops or within the leaf from 14C-PBB-treated spots on the upper leaf surface. A significant portion of the 14C-PBB associated with the roots was removed when the roots were dipped in acetone. Three root crops (radishes, carrots, and onions) were grown in two soils, each treated with a mixture of FireMaster BP-6 (PBB) and 14C-PBB to achieve final concentrations of 100 ppm and 100 ppb. All roots showed more PBB when grown in the soil with the lower clay and organic matter content than they did when grown in the soil with more clay and organic matter. In the latter soil (clay loam) no PBB was detected in any roots from the 100 ppb treatment. More PBB was associated with roots of carrot than of radish or onion. Corn leaf whorls containing dust from a PBB contamination soil and washed radishes from a heavily contaminated garden showed no PBB.

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Absence of plant uptake and translocation of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs).

Chou SF, Jacobs LW, Penner D, Tiedje JM - Environ. Health Perspect. (1978)

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Bottom Line: A significant portion of the 14C-PBB associated with the roots was removed when the roots were dipped in acetone.In the latter soil (clay loam) no PBB was detected in any roots from the 100 ppb treatment.More PBB was associated with roots of carrot than of radish or onion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Studies of polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) uptake by plants have been conducted in hydroponic solutions and in greenhouse experiments with soil. Autoradiograms of corn and soybean seedlings grown in hydroponic solutions showed no translocation of 14C-PBB from 14C-PBB-treated solutions to plant tops or within the leaf from 14C-PBB-treated spots on the upper leaf surface. A significant portion of the 14C-PBB associated with the roots was removed when the roots were dipped in acetone. Three root crops (radishes, carrots, and onions) were grown in two soils, each treated with a mixture of FireMaster BP-6 (PBB) and 14C-PBB to achieve final concentrations of 100 ppm and 100 ppb. All roots showed more PBB when grown in the soil with the lower clay and organic matter content than they did when grown in the soil with more clay and organic matter. In the latter soil (clay loam) no PBB was detected in any roots from the 100 ppb treatment. More PBB was associated with roots of carrot than of radish or onion. Corn leaf whorls containing dust from a PBB contamination soil and washed radishes from a heavily contaminated garden showed no PBB.

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