Effects of Cr, Cd, and Pb on Ultrastructure, GSH and Free Cysteine in Typha angustifoliaBah Alieu Mohamed* and Dai Huaxin
Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Huajiachi Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, People’s Republic of China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bah Alieu Mohamed
Department of Agronomy
College of Agriculture and Biotechnology
Huajiachi Campus, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou 310029, People’s Republic of China
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Received date: September 09, 2015; Accepted date: October 17, 2015; Published date: October 20, 2015
Citation:Mohamed BA, Huaxin D (2015) Effects of Cr, Cd, and Pb on Ultrastructure, GSH and Free Cysteine in Typha angustifolia. Transcriptomics 3:115. doi: 10.4172/2329-8936.1000115
Copyright: © 2015 Mohamed BA, 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.
Pot experiments were conducted to study the potential of T. angustifolia plants for Cr, Cd and Pb toxicity on the ultrastructure, Reduced Glutathione (GSH) and Free Cysteine on T. angustifolia (Narrow Cattail) after 30 d exposure of 1 mM Cr, Cd or Pb. Cr, Cd and Pb toxicity stress distort the ultrastructure and the treated seedlings showed that the vacuoles were expanded and endoplasmic membrane appeared to be rough. The levels of chloroplast in the plant cell were visible and prominent, yet the heavy metal stress caused an imbalance. The levels of free cysteine and GSH in shoots were significantly decreased in content especially in Cr-treatment and Cd-treatment, except for Pb which showed marked increase of free cysteine compared to the control. Meanwhile, no PCs were detected in the shoots of T. angustifolia exposed to Cr, Cd and Pb-treatments during analysis.