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Arsenic in berries and its correlation with natural soil content: experience in Trentino (Italy)


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Il lavoro presenta l’evoluzione dei contenuti di arsenico nelle uve durante lo sviluppo e la maturazione, e la sua distribuzione nell’acino; verifica inoltre la relazione tra i contenuti di As nelle uve, nelle foglie e nei suoli caratterizzati da una dotazione differente e naturale di questo elemento.
Nella bacca l’arsenico cresce durante la stagione vegetativa e a maturazione è localizzato nella polpa (50%), nella buccia (40%) e in minima parte nei semi.
La correlazione tra i contenuti di As nelle bacche raccolte in 18 vigneti, nelle corrispondenti foglie e nei rispettivi suoli estratti con acetato di ammonio risulta statisticamente significativa.

The work illustrates arsenic content in grapes during development and ripening and its distribution in the berry, together with the relationship between As content in grape berries, leaves and soils where this element is naturally present in different amounts.
Arsenic increases in the berry during the growing season and is located in the pulp (50%), the skin (40%) and to a lesser extent in the seeds in ripe berries.
The correlation between the As content in berries collected in 18 vineyards and in the corresponding leaves and soils, extracted using ammonium acetate, is statistically significant.


Publication date: December 3, 2021

Issue: Terroir 2010

Type: Article


D. Bertoldi (1,2), R. Larcher (1), G. Nicolini (1), M. Bertamini (1), G. Concheri (2)

(1) IASMA – Fondazione E. Mach, via Mach 1, 38010 San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italy
(2) Università di Padove, Dip. Biotecnologie Agrarie, viale dell’Università, 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy

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arsenico, arsenico biodisponibile, suolo, Vitis, acino, ICP-MS
arsenic, bioavailable arsenic, soil, Vitis, grape berry, ICP-MS


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