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Influence of Lead on Growth and Nutrient Accumulation in Black Gram (Vigna mungo. L)

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This study was conducted to investigate toxic effects of Pb on growth and nutrient uptake in Black gram. Black gram was subjected to seven (5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100 & 200 kg-1) levels of lead. Due to Pb toxicity, plant growth was adversely affected and relatively a severe reduction in root biomass was recorded. The Pb accumulation increased with the increase in lead concentrations. The uptake of different nutrients, i.e., N, P, K, Ca and Mg was reduced in black gram due to the lead treatment.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 21)
S. Ravikumar and P. Thamizhiniyzn, "Influence of Lead on Growth and Nutrient Accumulation in Black Gram (Vigna mungo. L)", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 21, pp. 22-27, 2014
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