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Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 165412, 7 pages
Research Article

Content and Bioaccumulation of Nine Mineral Elements in Ten Mushroom Species of the Genus Boletus

1College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650201, China
2Institute of Medicinal Plants, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Kunming 650200, China
3College of Resources and Environment, Yuxi Normal University, Yuxi 653100, China

Received 11 May 2015; Revised 26 May 2015; Accepted 27 May 2015

Academic Editor: Filomena Conforti

Copyright © 2015 Xue-Mei Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Concentrations and bioconcentration potential of nine elements (Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, and Zn) in ten species of wild edible Boletus and the corresponding underlying soils were analyzed. The analyses were performed using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrophotometer. Boletus showed relative abundant contents of P, K, Fe, Mg, Ca, and Na and less of Zn, Cu, and Mn. Caps compared to stalks were enriched in P, K, Cu, Mg, and Zn, while stalks were enriched in Mn. The elements such as P and K were accumulated (), while Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, and Na were excluded () in the fruiting bodies. The correlation analysis indicated high correlations between Cu, Mn, Ca, and Fe in the mushrooms as compared to the corresponding soils. Significant correlations were also obtained between Cu-P (), Fe-P (), and Zn-P () for caps and Cu-Mg (), Fe-Mg (), Zn-Mg (), and Zn-P () for stalks. The results of this study imply that ability of fungi to accumulate elements from substrate could be influenced by mushroom species and underlying soil substrates.