ECOTOXICOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF MORPHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF CADMIUM-STRESSED MAIZE SEEDS


KILIÇ S. , KARABOYACI M. , ŞENCAN A. , KILIÇ M.

BANGLADESH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.46, no.1, pp.211-216, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : BANGLADESH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-216

Abstract

The destructive effect of cadmium (Cd) on morphological, anatomical and physiological parameters of maize seeds stressed with different concentrations were studied. Cd inhibited germination and seedling growth of maize in parallel with increasing concentrations. Increasing concentrations of Cd resulted in decreased stomatal responses in maize leaves compared with control, leaf area also diminished with Cd stress, photosynthetic pigment contents decreased, the chlorophyll degradation also increased. The changes on germination, growth and development of maize seed exposed to Cd stress were determined as more sensitive parameters to detect its damage.