Syrian bean-caper (Zygophyllum fabago L.) improves organic matter and other properties of mine wastes deposits

Kabas, S., Arocena, J. M., Acosta, J. A., Faz, A., Martinez-Martinez, S., Zornoza, R. and Carmona, D. M. (2014) Syrian bean-caper (Zygophyllum fabago L.) improves organic matter and other properties of mine wastes deposits. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 16 4: 366-378. doi:10.1080/15226514.2013.783552


Author Kabas, S.
Arocena, J. M.
Acosta, J. A.
Faz, A.
Martinez-Martinez, S.
Zornoza, R.
Carmona, D. M.
Title Syrian bean-caper (Zygophyllum fabago L.) improves organic matter and other properties of mine wastes deposits
Formatted title
Syrian bean-caper (Zygophyllum fabago L.) improves organic matter and other properties of mine wastes deposits
Journal name International Journal of Phytoremediation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1522-6514
1549-7879
Publication date 2014-04
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15226514.2013.783552
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 366
End page 378
Total pages 13
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The omni-presence of Zygophyllum fabago L. (Syrian bean-caper) natural colonies in post mining areas prompted us to investigate its contributions to reclamation of mine wastes deposits′ in southeast Spain. Select plant-related (edaphic) characteristics and bio- and water soluble-Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in rhizosphere of Z. fabago were compared to deposits one year since application of pig slurry and marble waste. Total N in rhizosphere increased up to a factor of 20X (339 vs 17 mg N kg−1) in El Gorguel and 27X (85 vs 3.1 mg N kg−1) in El Lirio sites. Organic matter accumulation in rhizosphere from litter and roots of Z. fabago increased organic C from 6.6 to 19.5 g kg−1 in El Gorguel and from 2.1 to 5.7 g kg−1 in El Lirio in one year. Dissolution of inorganic C takes place due to organic acids from root exudates of Z. fabago. Reduction in bio-available Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn in rhizosphere of Z. fabago at El Lirio is attributed to increase in pH from 5.3 to 7.7 through marble waste addition, although increased cation exchange capacity may also have played a role. Addition of marble waste to encourage colonization by Z. fabago in acidic mine wastes deposits was recommended.
Keyword Natural colonization
Zygophyllum fabago L.
Mine waste
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 7 October 2013

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Created: Wed, 04 Jun 2014, 16:52:13 EST by Sebla Kabas on behalf of Centre For Mined Land Rehabilitation