Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 259–263 | Cite as

Effects of 24-epibrassinolide on growth and metal uptake in Brassica juncea L. under copper metal stress

  • Priyanka Sharma
  • Renu BhardwajEmail author
Original Paper


The present investigation describes the effects of 24-epibrassinolide on plant growth, copper uptake and bioconcentration factor in the plants of Brassica juncea L. cv. PBR 91 under Cu metal stress. The study revealed that there was an improvement in the shoot emergence and plant biomass production under the influence of pre-germination treatment of 24-epibrassinolide (24-epiBL). In addition, 24-epiBL blocked copper metal uptake and accumulation in the plants.


Brassinosteroid Heavy metal stress Hormone Indian mustard 





Bioconcentration factor




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© Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Botanical and Environmental SciencesGuru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsarIndia

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