Effect of sodium fluoride and sodium nitroprouside on Cicer arietinum and Pisum sativum

Communications in Plant Sciences, vol 6, issues 1-2, p.13-18, 2016

Full title: Effect of sodium fluoride and sodium nitroprouside on Cicer arietinum and Pisum sativum

Author: Naba Kumar Mondal

Abstract: In present study, the individual and combine effect of sodium fluoride (NaF) and sodium nitroprouside (SNP) on germination and biochemical parameters (pigments, sugar, protein, amino acid, and phenol) of Bengal gram (Cicer arietinum) and peas (Pisum sativum) has been studied. After three days of NaF treatment, reductions were observed in percentage of seed germination, root and shoot length, and pigment content with increasing concentration of NaF (1 to 4 mg L-1). Seedlings treated with SNP, both alone and in combination of NaF, showed enhancement in seed germination as well as other growth parameters. NaF-treated seedlings were found to accumulate more soluble sugars and phenols, which were further increased by SNP treatment thereby indicating a synergistic effect of the possible reasons for the ameliorative effects of SNP in seedlings of Pisum sativum growing under NaF stress. Results also demonstrated that SNP application did not show any improvement in both morpho-physiologically and biochemically under sodium fluoride stress condition.

Keywords: Seedling growth, Biochemical parameters, Soil pollution, Phytointoxication, Ecological problem.

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