Chromium(VI) accumulation and tolerance by Tradescantia pallida: biochemical and antioxidant study.

@article{Sinha2014ChromiumVIAA,
  title={Chromium(VI) accumulation and tolerance by Tradescantia pallida: biochemical and antioxidant study.},
  author={Vibha Sinha and Kannan Pakshirajan and Rakhi Chaturvedi},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2014},
  volume={173 8},
  pages={2297-306}
}
Tradescantia pallida (Wandering jew)-a succulent perennial herb-was screened to be a potent chromium (Cr) accumulator. Its ability to grow under Cr stress was examined by studying biochemical changes and physiological response of the plant in presence of 5-20 mg L(-1) Cr(VI) concentration in hydroponic environment for up to ca. 90 days. Average Cr(VI) bioaccumulation in plant roots reached about 408 μg g(-1) dry weight (dw) after 30 days and up to 536 μg g(-1)dw after 60 days of culture… CONTINUE READING