CYTOTOXIC EFFECTS OF LEAD AND MERCURY IONS ON ROOT TIP CELLS OF Cicer arietinum L.


Cavusoglu K., ERGENE A., YALÇIN E., Tan S., Cavusoglu K., Yapar K.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.18, no.9, pp.1654-1661, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.1654-1661

Abstract

In the present study, the cytotoxic effects of different concentrations of lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) ions on Cicer arietinum L. root tip cells were investigated. For this aim, we used the aermination percentage, root length, weight gain, mitotic index (MI), the frequency of micronucleus (MN) and chromosomal aberrations (CAs) as indicators of cytotoxicity, and correlated these data with statistical parameters. Additionally to the cytogenetic analysis, lipid peroxidation and DNA analyses were performed in root tip meristems of C. arietinum treated with Hg and Pb.