Effects of arsenic on seed germination and physiological activities of wheat seedlings.

  title={Effects of arsenic on seed germination and physiological activities of wheat seedlings.},
  author={Chun-xi Li and Shu-li Feng and Yun Shao and Li-na Jiang and Xu-yang Lu and Xiao-li Hou},
  journal={Journal of environmental sciences},
  volume={19 6},
The effects of arsenic (As) were investigated on seed germination, root and shoot length and their biomass and some other factors to elucidate the toxicity of As. The results showed low concentrations of As (0-1 mg/kg) stimulated seed germination and the growth of root and shoot, however, these factors all decreased gradually at high concentrations of As (5-20 mg/kg). The contents of O2*-, MDA, soluble protein and peroxidase (POD) activity all increased with increasing As concentrations… CONTINUE READING


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