Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2018, VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2Pages: 217-223

Accumulation potential of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea var. arawali) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) planted on Lead and Nickel contaminated soil

Leela Kaur
Department of Environmental Science, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to examine the accumulation potential of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea var. arawali) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) plants in lead and nickel contaminated soil. Plants were exposed to higher concentrations of Pb and Ni (800 mg l-1). EDTA and SA were amended at 2.4 mM concentrations. Plants were harvested and oven-dried. The accumulation of Pb and Ni in plants was determined and their effects on plant growth were evaluated for both species. Seed germination rate of T. foenum-graecumplants was higher as compared to B. juncea arawali plants. In conclusion, the accumulation capacity of fenugreek was found more than Indian mustard in Pb and Ni contaminated soil.
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