Sains Malaysiana 42(10)(2013): 1403–1407


Distribution of Some Elements in Veronica scutellata L. from Bolu, Turkey: Soil-Plant Interactions

(Taburan Beberapa Unsur dalam Veronica scutellata L. dari Bolu, Turki: Saling Tindakan Tanih-tumbuhan)


I.I. Ozyigit1, I. Dogan*2, G. Demir3, B. Eskin1, M. Keskin1 &

I.E. Yalcin3

1Marmara University, Faculty of Science & Arts, Biology Department, Goztepe, Istanbul, Turkey


2Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Mol. Biology/Genetics, Izmir, Turkey


3Bahcesehir Univ. Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Istanbul-Turkey


Received: 10 March 2013/Accepted: 12 May 2013



Veronica scutellata L. occurs in moist and wet habitats, such as ponds, marshes and other wetlands. This study was conducted on this species to examine its mineral element uptake status in terms of interactions between soil and plant. Experimental materials were taken from the Southern coast of Black Sea at coordinates 40º36’N and 31º16’E at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level from Bolu – Turkey; using standard methods and plant (root, stem and leaf parts) and soil mineral element measurements (Al, B, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni and Zn) were done. During the study, ICP-OES was employed for the measurement of mineral elements. It was observed that considerable amounts of B, Ca, K, Mg, Mn, Na and Zn are accumulated by the plant.


Keywords: Autecology; grassleaf speedwell; plant nutrition; trace elements



Veronica scutellata L. wujud di habitat lembab dan basah seperti kolam, rawa dan tanah bencah lain. Kajian ini dijalankan ke atas spesies ini untuk meneliti status pengambilan unsur mineral daripada segi saling tindakan antara tanih dan tumbuhan. Bahan percubaan telah diambil dari Pantai Timur Laut Hitam pada koordinat 40º36’U dan 31º16’T pada altitud 1400 m atas paras laut dari Bolu, Turki dengan menggunakan kaedah piawai dan tumbuhan (bahagian akar, batang dan daun) dan pengukuran unsur mineral tanih (Al, B, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni dan Zn) telah dilakukan. Semasa kajian, ICP-OES telah digunakan bagi pengukuran unsur mineral. Telah diperhatikan bahawa sejumlah amaun B, Ca, K, Mg, Mn, Na dan Zn telah terkumpul oleh tumbuhan.


Kata kunci: Autekologi; grassleaf speedwell; nutrisi tumbuhan; unsur surih


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