Uranium in plants of southern Sinai

H. Zafrir, Y. Waisel, M. Agami, J. Kronfeld, E. Mazor

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Analysis of plants representing 40 different species from the S Sinai Desert show that the species' average uranium concentration range from 0.05-4.8 ppm, with the large preponderance falling into the range 0.5-2.0 ppm. Uranium accumulation was independent of such variables as location, rock types, uranium content or chemistry of the waters, or age of the plants sampled. Desert plants, which usually rely upon limited water sources of high mineral content are highly selective in their ion uptake, with uranium being merely one of the rejected elements. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992


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