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

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

Interactive Effect of Arsenic Stress and Seed Phytate Content on Germination and Seedling Development of Different Vegetable Crops

P Dutta*, Md N Islam and S Mondal
Department of Plant Physiology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252, W.B., India
Corresponding author : Dutta P
Department of Plant Physiology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252, W.B., India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 17, 2014 Accepted: June 10, 2014 Published: June 16, 2014
Citation: Dutta P, Islam MN, Mondal S (2014) Interactive Effect of Arsenic Stress and Seed Phytate Content on Germination and Seedling Development of Different Vegetable Crops. J Plant Physiol Pathol 2:2. doi:10.4172/2329-955X.1000124

Abstract

Interactive Effect of Arsenic Stress and Seed Phytate Content on Germination and Seedling Development of Different Vegetable Crops

Arsenic, a naturally occurring toxic metalloid, often builds up in soil as a result of massive lifting of contaminated ground water to irrigate crops. This raises great concern on environmental pollution beside possible adverse effects on crop growth and toxicity. The present experiment was taken up to investigate the interaction of arsenic and seed phytate content on germination and seedling development of some selected vegetable crops. Phytate is a storage form of phosphorus in seeds and phosphorus competes with arsenic due to their structural similarity.

Keywords: Arsenic; Germination; Phytate; Stress; Vegetable

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