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Characterization Studies on Cadmium- Mycophosphatin from the Mushroom Agaricus Macrosporus

By Schmitt, Johannes A.

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Title: Characterization Studies on Cadmium- Mycophosphatin from the Mushroom Agaricus Macrosporus  
Author: Schmitt, Johannes A.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)

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Schmitt, J. A. (n.d.). Characterization Studies on Cadmium- Mycophosphatin from the Mushroom Agaricus Macrosporus. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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Excerpt: In 1976 the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, reported that mushrooms from the market, especially those of the genus Agaricus (champignons), sometimes contained extraordinary high amounts of the toxic metal cadmium (1). This information came from an official laboratory of the city of Saarbriicken, where foods are analyzed as a matter of routine. Since the taxonomic relations of these mushrooms under investigation had not been clearly defined, we analyzed 28 species of Agaricus and 52 other European mushroom species from several genera on their content of cadmium, zinc, and copper and found that some species especially from the genus Agaricus are able to accumulate very specifically the metal cadmium (2). This phenomenon proved to be of taxonomical value and was not the result of environmental contamination with cadmium from the soil (2). Cd concentrations of these mushrooms were found in some cases to exceed 100 mgkg dry weight compared to about 1 mg Cdkg or less in other mushrooms (2,3).


 

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