Arsenic Induced Changes in Growth and Physiological Responses in Vigna radiata Seedling: Effect of Curcumin Interaction


Arsenic is a great hazard to the environment since it is a major source of soil and water contami-nation leading to phytotoxicity. Arsenic caused reduction in seed germination and growth of plants including mung bean (Vigna radiata) causing loss of crop productivity. This investigation evaluates effect of arsenic toxicity in mung bean with an attempt to ameliorate it by the applica-tion of curcumin. Arsenic induced reduction in fresh, dry mass, length of root and shoot and pig-ment content. The result of the present study suggests that curcumin at lower concentration ameliorates arsenic induced toxicity in Vigna radiata.

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Upadhyaya, H. , Shome, S. , Roy, D. and Bhattacharya, M. (2014) Arsenic Induced Changes in Growth and Physiological Responses in Vigna radiata Seedling: Effect of Curcumin Interaction. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 3609-3618. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.524377.

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