Trace metal contents of higher fungi from Zigana Highland in Turkey

Sesli E.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.19, no.1, pp.636-640, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.636-640
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Higher fungus specimens were collected from Zigana Highland at East Black Sea Region of Turkey. The specimens were observed under microscope, photographed and deposited in a personal fungarium at the Black Sea Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey. As a result of field and laboratory studies, 14 higher fungus taxa (Lepiota clypeolaria, Leucoagaricus leucothites, Agaricus arvensis, Coprinus atramentarius, Amanita pantherina, Amanita franchetii, Panaeolus acuminarus, Entoloma sinuatum, Entoloma chalybaeum, Clitopilus prunulus, Tricholomopsis rutilans, Tricholoma virgatum, Tricholoma terreum, Tricholoma imbricatum) were recorded. Trace metal contents of specimens were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion. The results were (in mg/kg) 25-153 iron, 9.3-40.4 copper, 10.6-36 manganese, 30.7-168 zinc, 13.2-330 aluminium and 0.2-9.2 lead.