TITLE

Variation in Growth, Photosynthesis and Yield of Five Wheat Cultivars Exposed to Cadmium Stress

AUTHOR(S)
Khan, N. A.; Ahmad, I.; Singh, S.; Nazar, R.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
World Journal of Agricultural Sciences;Apr2006, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cadmium is a highly toxic metacadllic pollutant which adversely affects the plant growth. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to study the variation in growth, photosynthesis and yield characteristics of five wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars, namely PBW343, HT2329, PBW373, UP2338 and WH542 at three plant growth stages, treated with 0, 25, 50 and 100 mg Cd kg⋅¹ soil. Maximal significant reductions in the growth characteristics were observed with 100 mg Cd kg⋅¹ soil in all the cultivars at all the sampling times. Among cultivars, PBW343 proved tolerant and showed lesser decrease in the characteristics, whereas, WH542 emerged as non-tolerant and suffered maximum decrease.
ACCESSION #
21472271

 

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