Co-exposure Effects of Selenium and Mercury on Phaseolus vulgaris Excised Leaves Segment by Enhancing the NR, Anti-oxidative Enzyme Activity and Detoxification Mechanisms
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shilpa Shrivastava
Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences
CHRI Campus, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 15, 2016; Accepted April 27, 2016; Published May 04, 2016
Citation: Shrivastava S, Shrivastav A, Sharma J (2016) Co-exposure Effects of Selenium and Mercury on Phaseolus vulgaris Excised Leaves Segment by Enhancing the NR, Anti-oxidative Enzyme Activity and Detoxification Mechanisms Adv Tech Biol Med 4:178. doi: 10.4172/2379-1764.1000178
Copyright: © 2016 Shrivastava S, et al. This is an open-access 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.
Mercury is known to disrupt the biological function in plants by inhibiting their growth and developmental process, while selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient within the appropriate amount. This paper is aimed to study co application and interactive effects of selenium (Se) and mercury (Hg) on the Nitrate Reductase NR (such as in-vivo and endogenous) and the antioxidant system through a pot experiment and clarify the possible mechanism how Se alleviates the toxicity of Hg. The observations indicate that when selenium applied after mercury exposure the enzyme activity enhanced hence Se may reduce the toxic level of Hg in phaseolus vulgaris.