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Remediation of Animals, Plant and Insect Toxic Metal, Cadmium through Hyperaccumulator Plant, Solanum nigrum

Ihsan Ullah*

Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Received: 02/10/2019

Accepted: 30/11/2019

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 (< 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 (< 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