Cadmium-induced ultramorphological and physiological changes in leaves of two transgenic cotton cultivars and their wild relative.

@article{Khan2009CadmiuminducedUA,
  title={Cadmium-induced ultramorphological and physiological changes in leaves of two transgenic cotton cultivars and their wild relative.},
  author={Muhammad Daud Khan and Murali Tottekkad Variath and Shafaqat Ali and Ullah Najeeb and Muhammad Jamil and Yousaf Hayat and Muhammad Dawood and Muhammad Imran Khan and Mohammad Zaffar and Sardar Alam Cheema and Xian Hong Tong and Shui Jin Zhu},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={168 2-3},
  pages={614-25}
}
The present study describes cadmium-induced alterations in the leaves as well as at the whole plant level in two transgenic cotton cultivars (BR001 and GK30) and their wild relative (Coker 312) using both ultramorphological and physiological indices. With elevated levels of Cd (i.e. 10, 100, 1000 microM), the mean lengths of root, stem and leaf and leaf width as well as their fresh and dry biomasses linearly decreased over their respective controls. Moreover, root, stem and leaf water… CONTINUE READING