IJCRR - 8(5), March, 2016
IMPACT OF CADMIUM ON GERMINATION AND EARLY SEEDLING GROWTH OF CAJANUS CAJAN L.
Author: Swapna B.
Cadmium is a highly toxic heavy metal that contaminates soil and adversely affects the plant growth which results in the decrease of crop production. The objective of this study was to find the effect of cadmium on germination and early seedling growth of Cajanus cajan. Seeds placed on sterilized filter papers were exposed to varying concentrations of cadmium solutions (20, 60, 100, 200 and 400 ppm) made using anhydrous Cadmium chloride under laboratory conditions. Increasing concentrations of cadmium chloride significantly reduced the germination percentage, root length, shoot length, fresh weight, dry weight when compared to control.
Keywords: Cadmium, germination, Cajanus cajan, Proline
Swapna B.. IMPACT OF CADMIUM ON GERMINATION AND EARLY SEEDLING GROWTH OF CAJANUS CAJAN L. International Journal of Current Research and Review. 8(5), March, 27-29
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