Journal of Plant Physiology & Pathology ISSN: 2329-955X

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Research Article, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 1 Issue: 4

Altered Growth, Photosynthetic Machinery and Induced Oxidative Stress in Spinach in Response to Arsenic Stress

Saumya Srivastava* and Yogesh Kumar Sharma
Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India
Corresponding author : Saumya Srivastava
Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Received: July 16, 2013 Accepted: August 02, 2013 Published: August 05, 2013
Citation: Srivastava S, Sharma YK (2013) Altered Growth, Photosynthetic Machinery and Induced Oxidative Stress in Spinach in Response to Arsenic Stress. J Plant Physiol Pathol 1:4. doi:10.4172/2329-955X.1000113

Abstract

Altered Growth, Photosynthetic Machinery and Induced Oxidative Stress in Spinach in Response to Arsenic Stress

Arsenic, a group A carcinogen is most often found in oxidized states arsenite [As(III)] and arsenate [As(V)]. Irrigation of soils with arsenic contaminated water significantly raises the arsenic levels in the soil, which severely affects growth and development of plants, and causes toxicity resulting in physiological and biochemical disorders. In the present study, a pot experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of arsenic (a toxic heavy metal) on growth of spinach(Spinacea oleracea).

Keywords: Spinach; Arsenic; Chlorophyll; Protein; Anatomy; Lipid peroxidation

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