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Vochysia tucanorum Mart.: an aluminum-accumulating species evidencing calcifuge behavior

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de Souza, Marcelo Claro [1] ; Habermann, Gustavo [2] ; do Amaral, Carita Liberato [3] ; Rosa, Annylory Lima [1] ; Ongaro Pinheiro, Marcelo Henrique [4] ; Da Costa, Fernando Batista [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, AsterBioChem Res Team, Ave Cafe S-N, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Biosci, Ave 24-A, 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Agr & Vet Sci, Via Acesso Prof Paulo Donato Castelane S-N, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[4] UFU, Rua 20, 1600, BR-38304402 Ituiutaba, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLANT AND SOIL; v. 419, n. 1-2, p. 377-389, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Acidic soil occupies 30% of the world's ice-free land, and exchangeable aluminum (Al) availability increases under these conditions, being toxic to many plant species. However, some plants accumulate Al without damage to their metabolism. Vochysia tucanorum is an Al-accumulating species endemic to the cerrado vegetation with acidic soils in South America. Here, we predict that it is a calcifuge species. We assessed macro and micronutrient concentrations as well as Al accumulation, plant height and root length of potted plants grown on acidic and calcareous soil for 60 days. A LC-MS-based metabolite fingerprinting of plants on both conditions was also performed. Plants grown on acidic soil showed higher biomass and Al concentration in roots and shoots than those grown on calcareous soil. Despite the higher concentration of macronutrients on plants grown on calcareous soil, micronutrients concentration was similar between plants grown on these soils. Plants grown on the calcareous soil showed necrotic leaves. The metabolite fingerprinting indicated significant changes in the metabolism of phenolics and organic acids. Due to the high Al accumulation in plants grown on acidic soil, and their inability to survive in calcareous soil, we conclude that V. tucanorum is an Al-accumulating species with calcifuge behavior. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/51454-3 - Morphoanatomical, metabolomic and molecular studies as subsidies to the systematic of Asteraceae species and access to their pharmacological potential
Grantee:Beatriz Appezzato da Glória
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/26866-7 - Metabolomics, enzymatic targets and in silico tools in the search of bioactive compounds from plants
Grantee:Fernando Batista da Costa
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/21293-6 - Progress on metabolomics studies of Cerrado plant species developed in different aluminium availabilities
Grantee:Marcelo Claro de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate