Mineral Substances in Foliar Tissue of European Beech

Anna-Mária Szá¡sz-Len, Doru Pamfil, Liviu Holonec


Mineral substance concentration was studied in foliar tissue of European beech in different populations. Elemental analysis and atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) techniques were applied for quantitative determination of mineral elements. The results indicate similar macro nutrient content in leaves but it was registered element surplus in some cases. Macro nutrient content of foliar samples is optimal, except K and partially the P content. The findings are similar with other studies based on foliar macro nutrient content for European beech.


European beech, mineral substance, foliar tissue.

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