Growth rate and Chlorophyll Response of DuckweedLemna minor inHeavy metal Pollution

  • Nuzhat Shafi Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006 Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Ashok K. Pandit Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006 Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Azra. N. Kamili Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006 Jammu and Kashmir, India
Keywords: Lemna minor, Heavy metals, Chlorophyll, Toxicity

Abstract

To assess the tolerance of growth and chlorophyll change in duckweed Lemna minor, 15 healthy fronds were exposed to 0.1g and 0.2g concentration of four heavy metals(Cu,Zn,Cr,Ag) under a daily regime of 8 hrs. Control sample was without exposure for eight days of experimentationperiodunder laboratory conditions.

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2015-04-30
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