Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PB-00001699
Title: Phytoremediation potential of three leguminous plants towards Chromium
Category: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Section: Research Article
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    Phytoextraction of Chromium was done by using three leguminous plants Cicer arientum,V. radiata and V. mungo in hydroponic culture. The main objective was to explore the phytoremediation potential of the selected plants. The plants were exposed to a range of concentrations of chromium dichromate from 50 to 750 ppm. The uptake ability of Vigna radiata for chromium increased with the increase of Cr (VI) concentration. Remediation percentage of 51.58% at 750 ppm in Vigna mungo, was observed hence it can be a potential candidate for the removal of Cr. The accumulation of chromium was found to be more in shoot as compared to root and was quite potent in resisting stress caused by Chromium.  

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    Swarna Shikha; Pammi Gauba*

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    Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology,A-10, Sector-62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307,India.

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    Dr. Pammi Gauba
    Department of Biotechnology
    Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
    A-10, Sector-62, Noida,
    Uttar Pradesh 201307,India.

    Received on:23-02-2017; Revised on: 29-03-2017; Accepted on: 16-04-2017

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    Author:

    Swarna Shikha; Pammi Gauba*

    Title:Phytoremediation potential of three leguminous plants towards Chromium
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2017
    Page No: (299-305)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology: Heavy metals,Phytoremediation, metal-accumulation, pollutants
    Research Materials:leguminous plants

Keywords

Phytoremediation metal-accumulation heavy metals pollutants hydroponics culture.

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