, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 718–720 | Cite as

Distribution of chromium in red kidney beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

  • V. Ramachandran
  • T. J. D'Souza
  • K. B. Mistry


Distribution of both Cr3+ and CrO42− in bean shoots followed a markedly acropetal gradient. Chemical fractionation of radiochromium accumulated in the edible bean pods indicated the greatest association (70–75%) with ionic forms (extractable by weak mineral acids).


Chromium Fractionation Mineral Acid Ionic Form Kidney Bean 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ramachandran
    • 1
  • T. J. D'Souza
    • 1
  • K. B. Mistry
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology and Agriculture DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombay(India)

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