alexa Phytoremediation of soil cadmium using Chenopodium species
Toxicology

Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Author(s): Saman Zulfiqar, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Farooq, Nazimah Maqbool, Muhammad Arfan

Abstract Share this page

Phytoremediation is effectively used to remove heavy metals from soil. In this research Chenopodium album and Chenopodium murale were evaluated for their comparative potential to phytoremediate increased (0-750 µM) cadmium (Cd) from soil. Both the Chenopodium species showed wide difference for Cd tolerance. Chlorophyll (Chl) a was at par with control in at 250 µM Cd C. album, but was reduced in C. murale. Chl b was less reduced by Cd in C. album than in C. murale resulting in an increased Chl a:b ratio. Likewise, carotenoids were reduced minimally in C. album and greatly in C. murale. Although soluble phenolics were reduced in both the species, a markedly greater accumulation of anthocyanins was noted in C. album at all Cd levels. Greater levels of Chl a and anthocyanins and minimal Chl b contents were important to Cd tolerance in C. album. The C. album showed a minimal reduction in K+, steadier Ca2+, SO42--S, and PO43- in shoot and root, NO3- in the shoot. C. album accumulated more Cd in shoot while C. murale in root, and showed greater capacity to adjust metabolites and accumulate macronutrients. From the increased shoot Cd contents, whilst showing better growth, we infer that metabolic changes could help bind and sequester excess of Cd in the vacuole, and thus better Cd tolerance. Greater seed germination, reduced post-germination mortality and enhanced growth of mungbean (used as successive crop) substantiated that C. album is a better phytoremediator of Cd than C. murale. In crux, better growth and Cd-phytoremediation by C. album may have great implications for agricultural practices.

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Subscription
This article was published in Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences and referenced in Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords