The article presents concentrations of 29 trace elements in
different groups of basidiomycetes: saprotrophic, parasitic and
symbiotic. The potential of using the concentration factor (Kc) is
shown for the assessment of trace element accumulation by the
fungi. The variations of trace element concentrations in different ecological and
geochemical environment are presented. The data obtained in this research made it possible
to mark out the group of trace elements that are mainly accumulated by fungi. This
information helped to assess the correlation between the trace element concentrations
in the mycothalluses of fungi and their mobile forms in the soil. The expected
patterns of the trace element accumulation in fungi are described.
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