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Toxicity of industrial wastewater to the aquatic plant Lemna minor L.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17436529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Toxicity evaluation of industrial wastewater has been done by using bioassay system of an aquatic plant Lemna minor at different time intervals. Growth inhibition was measured as reduction in fresh and dry weight in industrial wastewater and sewage water, exposed L. minor plants. Results of fresh and dry weight indicate significant decrease in industrial wastewater and sewage wastewater during the different seasons of the year. At 72 and 96 hr of industrial wastewater exposure, decrease in chlorophyll content was significant in comparison to control. Decrease in total protein content was 32.5%, 14.7% and 30.6% at 96 hr of exposure in industrial wastewater in premonsoon, monsoon and postmonsoon season. Exposure of industrial wastewater to L. minor shows that it is a highly sensitive plant to the pollutants present in industrial wastewater.
Vivek Kumar Singh; Jaswant Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental biology / Academy of Environmental Biology, India     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0254-8704     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Biol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-05-10     Revised Date:  2009-03-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300544     Medline TA:  J Environ Biol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad-224 001, India.
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MeSH Terms
Industrial Waste*
Plants / drug effects*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Industrial Waste; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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