Tiwari, Sarita and Sarangi, B K and Seralanathan, M V and Sivanesan, S and Yadav, D and Thul, S (2016) Determination of arsenic extraction by Vetiveria zizanioides (L.)Nash plant for phytoremediation application. CHEMISTRY AND ECOLOGY, 32 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0275-7540, ESSN: 1029-0370

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There is contradiction about Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash as arsenic hyperaccumulator. The suitability of V. zizanioides plant for Arsenic (As) tolerance and accumulation in the plant biomass has been investigated for phytoremediation application. Plants were treated with 0, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 150 mg L−1 As levels in Hoagland nutrient solution. Arsenic accumulation in shoot and root biomass was determined after 14 days. Metal extraction competency from matrix and accumulation in the above ground plant part revealed that V. zizanioides accumulate As at a low level. Inefficiency of As accumulation by this plant relates to the absence of arsenate reductase activity, transcript of the arsC gene which is crucial for As detoxification. Though, the V. zizanioides system sustains low level As stress, it is not suitable for As phytoextraction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arsenic, arsC gene, Arsenate Reductase, Bioaccumulation Factor (BF), Phytoextraction
Subjects: Environment General, Sustainable Development
Environmental Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. S Thul
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2017 12:11
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 05:01
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/610

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