Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
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ISSN: 2329-9029

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Cadmium Induced Changes in the Growth and Oxidative Metabolism of Green Gram-Vigna radiata Linn

Gowthami N and Vasantha S

The effect of cadmium chloride on green gram (Vigna radiata Linn.) was studied using the parameters like carbohydrates, protein, chlorophyll and oxidative enzymes like superoxide dismutase, catalase and peroxidase of leaves in order to know the possible involvement of cadmium metal in the generation of oxidative stress. Results obtained in this work showed that the application of cadmium decreased the content of carbohydrate, protein, chlorophyll and superoxide dismutase, catalase and peroxidase, compared to the control plants.