A review of Accumulation of Lead in the Lepista nuda and Russula cyanoxantha

Mustafa Isiloglu, Handan Cinar, Hayrunisa Bas Sermenli


Mushrooms play a principal role in recycling of energy and nutrients, and their sporacarps can be one of the important food sources for increasing population. In today’s world, environmental pollution is one of the problems of top priority. Although their toxic effects are well-established, heavy metals have still extensive range of application in industry. It is known that edible and inedible wild mushrooms can accumulate some toxic metals, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. In this study, lead accumulation amounts of naturally grown and edible muhrooms Lepista nuda (Bull.) Cooke and Russula cyanoxantha (Schaeff.) Fr. species are given.


Lead, Lepista nuda, macrofungus, Russula cyanoxantha

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