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Title: Mineral composition of soil and wild desert truffies in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Hashem, Abdulwahab R.
Al-Obaid, Abdulrahman M.
Keywords: Hypogeous truffles
Mineral composition
Soil
Desert
Terfezia claveryi
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University Science: 8(1); 5-10
Abstract: Two hypogeous truffles and subsurface and surface soil samples were collected from Hafer Al-Batin area, North-Eastern region of Saudi Arabia. The truffles are identified as Terfezia claveryi and Phaeangium lefebveri. Laboratory study of the mineral composition of soil and identified truffles revealed the following: soil samples contained higher levels of calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganes, sodium lead and zinc than the tested truffles. The soil reaction in the vicinity of truffles ranged from the mildly alkaline (surface) to moderately alkaline (subsurface). Both organic matter and moisture contents are higher for the subsurface than for the surface samples.
Description: Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia **Department of pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2457, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/952
http://printpress.ksu.edu.sa/research.asp?rid=693&id=4
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