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Effect of Cadmium on Biomass, Pigmentation, Malondialdehyde, and Proline of Scenedesmus quadricauda var. longispina

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Effects of cadmium (Cd2+) on biomass, pigmentation (chlorophyll a, b, and total carotene), malondialdehyde (MDA), and proline productions by Scenedesmus quadricauda var. longispina were investigated. Cadmium had inhibitory effect on the productions of biomass and pigmentation. Significant differences were found in pigment content among groups. On the other hand, Cd2+ had a simulative effect on the production of MDA and proline by the alga. FTIR–ATR spectroscopy was used to examine active groups of algal biomass before and after Cd2+ exposure. Results confirmed that amino, amide, and anionic groups had significant role on the biosorption of Cd2+ by the alga. Increased accumulation of MDA and proline seemed to be an important strategy for alleviating metal-induced oxidative stress in S. quadricauda var. longispina.

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This research was supported by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) with the project No: 112Y054 and thank to Scientific Research Projects Executive Council of University of Gaziantep. Also, authors thank to Dr. Muhittin Doğan for helping laboratory study.

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Çelekli, A., Kapı, M. & Bozkurt, H. Effect of Cadmium on Biomass, Pigmentation, Malondialdehyde, and Proline of Scenedesmus quadricauda var. longispina . Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 91, 571–576 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-013-1100-x

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Keywords

  • Cadmium
  • Malondialdehyde
  • Proline
  • Scenedesmus quadricauda var. longispina