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The impact of environmental pollutants on toxicity and quality of medicinal plants

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.03.00  Biotechnical sciences  Plant production   

Code Science Field
B270  Biomedical sciences  Plant ecology 
Environment, pollutants, heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04715  PhD Dea Baričevič  Biotechnical sciences  Head  2002 - 2004  279 
2.  21332  PhD Žiga Bolta  Biotechnology  Researcher  2002  24 
3.  16073  PhD Helena Grčman  Plant production  Researcher  2003 - 2004  442 
4.  06736  Andreja Hodnik  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  137 
5.  05007  PhD Darja Kocjan-Ačko  Plant production  Researcher  2003 - 2004  934 
6.  08834  PhD Marko Zupan  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  496 
7.  15415  PhD Alenka Zupančič  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  41 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  65,921 
The analysis of heavy metals (Cd, Pb) and of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in medicinal plants (drug plants), that were during their growth exposed to various degrees and sources (industry, traffic, urban environment) of pollution, is foreseen. Five "in situ" experimental locations (including the control) and glasshouse pot experiments (2 different soils with regard to pH - eutric, distric soil) are anticipated. Evaluation of toxic effects of studied medicinal plants (Echinacea purpurea L., Valeriana officinalis L., Chamomilla recutita Rausch., Plantago lanceolata L., Hypericum perforatum L.) is based on genotoxicity biological tests. The results will provide data on specific respond of the studied plant species' to environmental pollution (growth and development, accumulation of toxic elements, content of active compounds) and on environmental criteria for selection of convenient areas for sustainable production of medicinal plants.
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