Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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ABSTRACT:Hyperaccumulator plant, Solanum nigrum L. was exposed to different concentrations of cadmium (Cd) such as 10 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg of soil. The results revealed that concentration of Cd reduced plant growth attributes such as shoot length and root length in a dose-dependent manner as compared to control. The reduction of growth attributes was significant (p < 0.05) at 50 mg/kg of soil as compared to 10 mg/kg of soil and control. Application of Cd also reduced the chlorophyll contents, fresh and dry biomass significantly (p < 0.05) as compared to control. The assessment of Cd accumulation in shoot and roots through inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) analysis showed that a higher concentration of Cd was accumulated in roots as compared to shoot. The study concluded that S. nigrum has potential to be used in Cd-contaminated marginal land for phytoremediation.
KEYWORDS:Remediation of Animals, Plant and Insect toxic metal, Cadmium through Hyperaccumulator Plant, Solanum nigrum