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
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.
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