Ca and tP contents of experimental diets were evaluated by the ICPOES
method 2011.14 (Association Official Analytical Chemist [AOAC], 1990).
Sample concentrations were verified for selected dried, crushed, and acidified samples following ashing at 550 [degrees]C and acidification with 1 M HCl using a Perkin Elmer 2100 DV inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometer (ICPOES
The tissues were then acid-digested and Cd-tissue uptake was quantified by ICPOES
. Our results indicated that generally, Cd exposed plants displayed a decrease in root and shoot biomass compared to the control.
Chemical analysis was performed using ICPOES
following a wet digestion of the ground wood samples in nitric acid (AWPA A7).
The grain from the parent trials was analyzed for grain micronutrient concentrations with an Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICPOES
) (ARL, Switzerland) at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
The same computer used to run the Oil Diluter can control the Optima ICPOES
. The Diluter automatically creates the WinLab32[TM] sample information file (SIF) and places it in the proper location for Optima access.