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Radiocaesium accumulation in myccorhizal fungi Lactarius rufus and Inocybe longicystis in upland Britain following the Chernobyl accident

Dighton, J.; Horrill, A.D.. 1988 Radiocaesium accumulation in myccorhizal fungi Lactarius rufus and Inocybe longicystis in upland Britain following the Chernobyl accident. Transactions of the British Mycological Society, 91 (2). 335-357. 10.1016/S0007-1536(88)80223-7

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Abstract/Summary

Ratios of the radionuclides 137Cs to 134Cs show that a large proportion of the 137Cs present in the fruit bodies is derived from pre-Chernobyl fallout from atomic weapons testing. This suggests accumulation of the radionuclide by fungal mycelia.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/S0007-1536(88)80223-7
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0007-1536
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 27 Mar 2013 15:57 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/21334

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