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

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Research Article, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Effects of Chromium (VI) on Groundnut (Arachis Hypogeae L.) Metabolism

Rajeev Gopal* and Yogesh K Sharma
Department of Botany, Lucknow University, Lucknow-226007, India
Corresponding author : Rajeev Gopal
Department of Botany, Lucknow University, Lucknow-226007, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 13, 2014 Accepted: April 07, 2014 Published: April 11, 2014
Citation: Gopal R, Sharma YK (2014) Effects of Chromium (VI) on Groundnut (Arachis Hypogeae L.) Metabolism. J Plant Physiol Pathol 2:2. doi:10.4172/2329-955X.1000120

Abstract

Effects of Chromium (VI) on Groundnut (Arachis Hypogeae L.) Metabolism

Chromium is fairly abundant in earth’s crust and enters in biotic components of ecosystem in various ways. Cr (VI) is highly reactive and influences both plants and animals. A glasshouse experiment was conducted with 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, and 0.5 mM of Cr to assess the Cr accumulation pattern and its influence on growth, activities of antioxidant enzymes, relative water content, electrolyte leakage and lipid peroxidation in groundnut (Arachis hypogeae L.) cv. Kaushal plants. In groundnut Cr at 0.5 mM supply caused visible lesions as chlorosis and wilting of mature leaves.

Keywords: Chromium; Oxidative stress; Groundnut; Phytotoxic lesions

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