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Assessing the Potential of Phytoremediation at a Site in the U.K. Contaminated with 137Cs (2001)
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Mudiganti, A., Willey, N., Hall, S., & Mudigantia, A. (2001). Assessing the Potential of Phytoremediation at a Site in the U.K. Contaminated with 137Cs. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 3(3), 321-333. https://doi.org/10.1080/15226510108500062

Spinacia oleracea L. cv. 'Bloomsdale', Beta vulgaris L. cv. 'Flavescens', Brassica juncea L. 'OB825', and Helianthus annuus L. cv. 'Oranges and Lemons' were grown for 8 weeks at a site contaminated with 137Cs at Bradwell Nuclear Power Station, UK. Th... Read More about Assessing the Potential of Phytoremediation at a Site in the U.K. Contaminated with 137Cs.

Influx and accumulation of Cs+ by the akt1 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. lacking a dominant K+ transport system (2001)
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Willey, N. J., Escobar-GutiƩrrez, A. J., Broadley, M. R., Escobar-Gutierrez, A., Bowen, H. C., Willey, N., & White, P. J. (2001). Influx and accumulation of Cs+ by the akt1 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. lacking a dominant K+ transport system. Journal of Experimental Botany, 52(357), 839-844. https://doi.org/10.1093/jexbot/52.357.839

An extensive literature reports that Cs+, an environmental contaminant, enters plant cells through K+ transport systems. Several recently identified plant K+ transport systems are permeable to Cs+. Permeation models indicate that most Cs+ uptake into... Read More about Influx and accumulation of Cs+ by the akt1 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. lacking a dominant K+ transport system.

A method to assess taxonomic variation in shoot caesium concentration among flowering plants (1999)
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Willey, N. J., Broadley, M. R., Willey, N., & Mead, A. (1999). A method to assess taxonomic variation in shoot caesium concentration among flowering plants. Environmental Pollution, 106(3), 341-349. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0269-7491%2899%2900105-0

A method was developed to obtain relative shoot caesium (Cs) concentration data from the literature and assess the influence of plant taxonomy on these values. A residual maximum likelihood (REML) analysis was performed on data from 14 published stud... Read More about A method to assess taxonomic variation in shoot caesium concentration among flowering plants.

A comparison of caesium uptake kinetics in eight species of grass (1999)
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Dennis, E. R., Philippidis, C., Willey, N. J., Broadley, M. R., & Willey, N. (1999). A comparison of caesium uptake kinetics in eight species of grass. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 46(2), 225-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0265-931X%2898%2900128-3

The Michaelis-Menten kinetic parameters (I(max) K(m) and C(min)) of CS uptake were estimated using a solution-depletion method, after 0, 1 and 4 d K-starvation in eight mature grass species of different relative growth rates (Bromus sterilis L., Elym... Read More about A comparison of caesium uptake kinetics in eight species of grass.

Differences in root uptake of radiocaesium by 30 plant taxa (1997)
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Willey, N. J., Broadley, M. R., & Willey, N. (1997). Differences in root uptake of radiocaesium by 30 plant taxa. Environmental Pollution, 97(1-2), 11-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0269-7491%2897%2900090-0

The concentration of Cs was measured in the shoots of 30 taxa of plants after exposing the roots for 6 h to 0.1 μg radiolabelled Cs g-1 soil. There were maximum differences between Chenopodium quinoa and Koeleria macrantha of 20-fold in Cs concentrat... Read More about Differences in root uptake of radiocaesium by 30 plant taxa.

A comparison of stable caesium uptake by six grass species of contrasting growth strategy (1997)
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Martin, M. H., Willey, N. J., Willey, N., & Martin, M. H. (1997). A comparison of stable caesium uptake by six grass species of contrasting growth strategy. Environmental Pollution, 95(3), 311-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0269-7491%2896%2900144-3

Six plant species in the family Gramineae were used to investigate the relationship between Cs uptake, nutrient regime and plant growth strategy sensu Grime. The roots of 66 day old Elymus repens (L.) Gould., Bromus sterilis L., Agrostis stolonifera... Read More about A comparison of stable caesium uptake by six grass species of contrasting growth strategy.

Annual patterns of Cs-133 concentration in british upland vegetation (1995)
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Martin, M. H., Willey, N. J., Willey, N., & Martin, M. H. (1995). Annual patterns of Cs-133 concentration in british upland vegetation. Chemosphere, 30(4), 717-724. https://doi.org/10.1016/0045-6535%2894%2900437-Y

Samples of Juncus effusus, Erica cinerea, Erica tetralix, Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium myrtillus, Molinia caerulea, Pteridium aquilinum and Festuca ovina (all species characteristic of upland Britain) were taken from the field over a one year period a... Read More about Annual patterns of Cs-133 concentration in british upland vegetation.