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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, pp. 571-578
Bioline Code: st09063
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009, pp. 571-578

 en Effects of chromium on seed germination, root elongation and coleoptile growth in six pulses
Jun, R.; Ling, T. & Guanghua, Z.

Abstract

The ecotoxicological effects of Cr2+ on germination and early seedling growth of six pulses were investigated. Seeds of these plants were exposed to seven different concentrations of Cr (0-3.2 mM). The results indicated that root elongation and coleoptile growth of six pulse plants were more sensitive than seed germination for measurement of the toxic of Cr2+ pollutions. Different species show different levels of tolerance to Cr2+ pollution. Lablab purpureus check for this species in other resources and Glycine max check for this species in other resources are the most sensitive to Cr2+, their germination percentage, root and coleoptile length were significantly lower than other tested species, by contrast, Lathyrus odoratus check for this species in other resources and Dumasia villosa check for this species in other resources are the most resist species, their germination and seedling growth almost were not influenced by Cr2+ pollution significantly comparing the control. There were significantly negatively correlations between seedling growth and increasing concentration of Cr2+ for Glycine max, Vigna radiate check for this species in other resources and Lablab purpureus check for this species in other resources . The significantly negative correlations between germination and increasing concentration of Cr2+ were shown for Glycine max, Vigna radiate and V. angularis.

Keywords
Chromium; Coleoptile growth; Germination; Pulse; Root elongation

 
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