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Characterization of Chromium Toxicity in Food Crops and their Role in Phytoremediation | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2155-6199

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation
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Research Article

Characterization of Chromium Toxicity in Food Crops and their Role in Phytoremediation

Hema Diwan2*, Altaf Ahmad1, Muhammad Iqbal1
1Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, 110062, India
2Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Amity University, Noida, India
Corresponding Author : Hema Diwan
Department of Botany
Faculty of Science, Amity University
Noida, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 11, 2012; Accepted: July 07, 2012; Published: July 12, 2012
Citation: Diwan H, Ahmad A, Iqbal M (2012) Characterization of Chromium Toxicity in Food Crops and their Role in Phytoremediation. J Bioremed Biodeg 3:159. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000159
Copyright: © 2012 Diwan H, et al. This is an open-a ccess article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

This study evaluates and compares the remediation potential of rapeseed, soybean and wheat plants for Cr contamination. Seedlings of rapeseed (Brassica campestris cv Pusa Gold), soybean (Glycine max cv Pusa 20) and wheat (Triticum aestivum cv HD 2402) were grown hydroponically and subjected to four levels of Cr treatment (T0: Control, T1: 50 μM, T2: 100 μM and T3: 200 μM). The treated plants exhibited extreme variations in their defence behaviour against Cr stress. The extent of oxidative stress caused by Cr was measured by the rate of lipid peroxidation.

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