Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)
Biochemical shift of mustard grown under cadmium contaminated soil
Jagdish Chand and Prasann Kumar
Cadmium is silvered colored poisonous transitional metal having atomic number 48. In-plant, Cd has no role in biological as well as physical functions but its entry is can’t be stopped by the plant roots. The plant has its defense system to control the entry hazardous elements but somehow Cd makes its path to enter into the plant. Cadmium was discovered in 1817 by Friedrich. Stromeyer and Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann in Germany. Cadmium lies in the category of non- threshold elements which means that only the presence of cadmium will affect the plant growth. Therefore, to check the effects of cadmium on the plant growth we target the different biochemicals of plants viz
; Total soluble sugar, Total soluble protein, Chlorophyll index, Membrane injury index and Membrane stability index. After the estimation of these biochemicals, we found that there is a significant when compared with control and other treatments. Cadmium toxicity is created in soil by the application of Cadmium sulfate (70ppm). To mitigate the effect of cadmium the application 150 spores of VAM per kg of soil in the pot. Hence the presence of VAM proved good for the plant because it helps in mitigating the effect of cadmium at a certain level.
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Jagdish Chand and Prasann Kumar. Biochemical shift of mustard grown under cadmium contaminated soil. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(3):178-181.