Biological detection and analysis of mercury toxicity to alfalfa (Medicago sativa) plants.

@article{Zhou2008BiologicalDA,
  title={Biological detection and analysis of mercury toxicity to alfalfa (Medicago sativa) plants.},
  author={Zhao Sheng Zhou and Shao Jing Wang and Zhi Yang},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={1500-9}
}
Mercury has become one of the major causes of toxic metal pollution in agricultural lands. Accumulation of mercury by plants may disrupt many cellular functions and block growth and development. To assess mercury toxicity, we performed an experiment focusing on the responses of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) to Hg(2+)-induced oxidative stress. Alfalfa plants were treated with 0-40microM HgCl(2) for 7d. The concentrations of Hg(2+) were positively correlated with the generation of O2- and H(2)O(2) in… CONTINUE READING

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