Mineral Contents of Some Wild Ascomycetous Mushrooms


Kaya A. , Bag H.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.25, no.3, pp.1723-1726, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1723-1726

Abstract

Minerals (Al, B, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sn and Zn) contents of eight naturally growing ascomycetous mushrooms (Geopora arenicola, Geopora sumneriana, Helvella acetabalum, Helvella leucomelaena, Helvetia leucopus, Mitmphora semilibera, Morchella elata and Morchella rigida) and the underlying soil samples, were determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). In general, mineral contents of the fruit bodies are lower than the substrate soil, but Cd, Cu and Zn accumulation were found to be higher than the underlying soil in some mushrooms.