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Mungbean: A Nickel Indicator, Accumulator or Excluder?


Seeds of the two mungbean cultivars were exposed to 25, 30, 35 and 40 mg L−1 nickel along with control. Nickel stress decreased growth, photosynthetic pigments, yield attributes and cation (Na+, K+ and Ca2+) accumulation in mungbean. This reduction was less at 25 mg L−1 as compared to 40 mg L−1 nickel. In addition, nickel was mainly stored in roots and restricted transfer to the aerial parts (shoot and least by leaves) was observed.

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Ahmad, M.S.A., Hussain, M., Saddiq, R. et al. Mungbean: A Nickel Indicator, Accumulator or Excluder?. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 78, 319–324 (2007).

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  • Mungbean
  • Nickel
  • Growth
  • Photosynthetic pigments
  • Na+
  • K+
  • Ni