First evidences of the bioaccumulation of α-quartz in cactaceae

Paula V Monje, E. J. Baran

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Abstract

The infrared spectroscopic study of biominerals isolated from the cactaceae species Wigginsia tephracantha shows the presence of dihydrated calcium oxalate (weddellite) and α-quartz (α-SiO2). The presence of quartz was additionally confirmed by means of X-ray diffractometry, by scanning electron microscopy and by X-ray microprobe analysis. This is the first report of the presence of this crystalline mineral in a cactaceae species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plant Physiology
Volume157
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Cactaceae
Quartz
bioaccumulation
quartz
X-radiation
X-Rays
Calcium Oxalate
calcium oxalate
Electron Scanning Microscopy
Minerals
scanning electron microscopy
minerals
weddellite

Keywords

  • Bioaccumulation
  • Electron microscopy
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Wigginsia tephracantha
  • X-ray analysis
  • α-Quartz

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  • Plant Science

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First evidences of the bioaccumulation of α-quartz in cactaceae. / Monje, Paula V; Baran, E. J.

In: Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 157, No. 4, 2000, p. 457-460.

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