Effect of heavy metals on germination and growth of Cucumis sativus

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Germination and growth tests of Cucumis sativus have been carried out in the presence of increasing Pb, Ni and Cu concentrations. Low metals concentrations (0.00-0.064 mM) exerted a positive effect on plant growth: in particular, Cu showed a stimulating effect at high (0.64 mM) concentrations, probably due to its own characteristic of essential metal. Finally, the metals bioaccumulation data into the seeds pointed out the toxicity level for tested metals.

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2011-01-30
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heavy metals, cucumis sativus, growth, germination
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Arata, S., Giacco, E., Agrone, C., & Lodi, A. (2011). Effect of heavy metals on germination and growth of Cucumis sativus. Journal of Biological Research - Bollettino Della Società Italiana Di Biologia Sperimentale, 84(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jbr.2011.4480

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