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Table 1 Average values (± SD) of soluble heavy metal concentrations detected in mine tailing, Vachellia farnesiana (foliar tissue), and Eisenia fetida (earthworm), and their enrichment values in the throphic levels (tailing–plant, tailing-earthworm, and plant-earthworm) in Santa Rosa, Guerrero State, Mexico

From: Heavy metal biomagnification and genotoxic damage in two trophic levels exposed to mine tailings: a network theory approach

Metal Concentration (mg / kg) Enrichment
Tailinga Plant Earthworm Tailing-Plant Tailing-Earthworm Plant-Earthworm
As 38.001 ± 16.486 0.072 ± 0.009 56.260 ± 22.213 0.002 ± 0.002 1.481 ± 0.732 803.713 ± 402.075
Cu 108.549 ± 32.156 2.856 ± 0.193 30.189 ± 10.334 0.027 ± 0.008 0.278 ± 0.130 10.556 ± 3.451
Cd 9.478 ± 2.021 0.087 ± 0.027 108.911 ± 63.127 0.008 ± 0.002 11.488 ± 3.902 1210.118 ± 523.656
Mn 409.005 ± 187.101 99.002 ± 25.001 59.070 ± 11.567 0.237 ± 0.076 0.144 ± 0.056 0.597 ± 0.173
Ni 16.201 ± 4.002 2.323 ± 1.081 20.821 ± 7.862 0.141 ± 0.006 1.285 ± 0.245 8.975 ± 2.645
Pb 1108.807 ± 341.011 0.144 ± 0.120 178.758 ± 29.971 10− 4 ± 10− 5 0.161 ± 0.026 1276.846 ± 736.820
V 157.786 ± 47.231 4.844 ± 2.070 2.824 ± 0.711 0.031 ± 0.005 0.018 ± 0.007 0.582 ± 0.286
Zn 1426.193 ± 112.244 20.133 ± 17.201 403.495 ± 98.567 0.009 ± 0.001 0.283 ± 0.178 20.044 ± 2.938
  1. aAverage obtained from Talavera et al. [25], Galarza [23], Ruiz & Armienta [24]