Effects of cadmium on germination of six Ipomoea aquatica breeds

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 (Natural Science), 67 (1). pp. 101-104. ISSN 1008-7826


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. Text in Chinese.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 23:53
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 06:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: cadmium pollution; ipomoea aquatica seeds; germination; water spinach; ong choy; hung tsai
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070602 Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820215 Vegetables
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22105

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