Zhu, Li-Xia and Chen, Qing-Sen and Wu, Yong-Gui and Lin, Chuxia (2010) Effects of cadmium on germination of six Ipomoea aquatica breeds. Journal of Zhangzhou Normal University（Nat. Sci.）, 67 (1).
When a high cadmium level is available in polluted soil, it can seriously affect plant growth and metabolic function. Data is scarce concerning on Cd toxicity to seeds germination. This experiment investigated nine level Cd impacted germination of 'Changhe', 'Hongkong', 'Taiwang selected', 'Taiwang', 'Pure green', and 'Slim leaf' ipomoea aquatica seeds. The results were that the 'Taiwang' breed germinated best with more than 95% under all levels, so it may be selected to restore the contaminated soil by Cd. Additionally, the 0.5mg·L and 1.0mg·L Cd levels were better for germination, however, higher concentration Cd would be toxic.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||c. China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. Text in Chinese.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cadmium pollution; ipomoea aquatica seeds; germination; water spinach; ong choy; hung tsai|
|Depositing User:||Dr Chuxia Lin|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2012 23:53|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2013 22:56|
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