Arsenic accumulation in Ocimum spp. and its effect on growth and oil constituents

@article{Siddiqui2012ArsenicAI,
  title={Arsenic accumulation in Ocimum spp. and its effect on growth and oil constituents},
  author={Fauzia Siddiqui and Sunil Kumar Krishna and Pramod Kumar Tandon and Sudhakar Srivastava},
  journal={Acta Physiologiae Plantarum},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={1071-1079}
}
A comparative evaluation of As accumulation and subsequent effects upon exposure to arsenite [As(III)] was performed in three species of Ocimum. Plants accumulated high amount of As (μg g−1 dry weight; dw) (662 in O. tenuiflorum, 764 in O. basilicum and 831 in O. gratissimum at 100 μM As(III) after 10 days) with the order of accumulation being roots > stem > leaves. A significant reduction in plant height and biomass was observed. However, essential oil yield and major oil constituents, such as… CONTINUE READING
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