β-Pinene partially ameliorates Cr(VI)-inhibited growth and biochemical changes in emerging seedlings

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The present study investigated the potential role of exogenous β-pinene (non-oxygenated monoterpene) in ameliorating the toxic effects of Cr(VI) (hexavalent chromium) in Zea mays, Oryza sativa and Triticum aestivum. Cr(VI) reduced the root and coleoptile growth of test plants, decreased the amount of chlorophyll and proteins, affected the respiratory… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10725-015-0129-8

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