Alleviation of Cadmium Toxicity and Growth Enhancement of Helianthusannuus and Triticum aestivum Seedlings through Bacterial Inoculation

Hasnain, Shahida and Akhtar, Nasreen and Nasim Sabri, Anjum (1996) Alleviation of Cadmium Toxicity and Growth Enhancement of Helianthusannuus and Triticum aestivum Seedlings through Bacterial Inoculation. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 19 (2/3). pp. 163-169. ISSN 0126-6128

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Abstract

Two Cd-resistant bacterial growth strains MA-9 (Aeromonas) and MA19 (affinities uncertain), which were isolated from ICI effluents, were used to inoculate seeds ifTriticum aestivum (wheat) and Helianthus annuus (sunflower). Both inoculated and non-inoculated seeds were germinated and grown under different concentrations (0, 1, 2 and 3 mM) of CdCl2 for 10 days. Under Cd-stress conditions, bacteria-inoculated plants had better germination and growth than non-inoculated treatments. Bacterial growth enhancement if seedlings was associated with reduced Cd uptake.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:cadmium toxicity, plant growth promotion, bacterial inoculation
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3531
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 01:57
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:09

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