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Verification of radiocesium decontamination from farmlands by plants in Fukushima

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Plant Research, November 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#23 of 442)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
Verification of radiocesium decontamination from farmlands by plants in Fukushima
Published in
Journal of Plant Research, November 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10265-013-0607-x
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Authors

Daisuke Kobayashi, Toshiyasu Okouchi, Mutsumi Yamagami, Takuro Shinano

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to verify radiocesium decontamination from Fukushima farmland by plants and to screen plants useful for phytoremediation. Thirteen species from three families (Asteraceae, Fabaceae, and Poaceae) of crops were grown in shallow and deeply cultivated fields (0-8 and 0-15 cm plowing, respectively). To change plowing depth was expected to make different contacting zone between root system and radiocesium in soil. The radioactivity values of the plants due to the radiocesium ¹³⁴Cs and ¹³⁷Cs were 22-179 and 29-225 Bq kg dry weight⁻¹, respectively. The ¹³⁴Cs and ¹³⁷Cs transfer factors for plants grown in the shallow field ranged from 0.021 to 0.12 and fro 0.019 to 0.13, respectively, with the geometric means of 0.051 and 0.057, respectively. The ¹³⁴Cs and ¹³⁷Cs transfer factors for plants grown in the deep field ranged from 0.019 to 0.13 and from 0.022 to 0.13, respectively, with the geometric means of 0.045 and 0.063, respectively. Although a reducing ratio was calculated to evaluate the decrease in radiocesium from contaminated soil during cultivation (i.e., phytoremediation ability), no plant species resulted in a remarkable decrease in radiocesium in soil among the tested crops. These results should be followed up for several years and further analyses are required to evaluate whether the phytoremediation technique is applicable to radioactively contaminated farmlands.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 5%
Japan 1 5%
Unknown 18 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 30%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 15%
Researcher 2 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 5%
Other 4 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 50%
Environmental Science 6 30%
Unspecified 1 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 5%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 April 2017.
All research outputs
#2,008,696
of 13,017,555 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Plant Research
#23
of 442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,665
of 246,054 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Plant Research
#3
of 22 outputs
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