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Analysis of ameliorative effects of 24-EBL on growth characteristics, photosynthetic pigment cascade and metal uptake of 60 day old plants of B. juncea plants under Cu metal stress

Sukhmeen Kaur Kohlia, Poonama, Shagun Balia, Harpreet Kaura & Renu Bhardwaja*
aDepartment of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab-143005, India.

Received 30th July, 2013; Revised 20th August, 2013

Abstract : The present study describes the effect of 24-Epibrassinolide on growth characteristics, photosynthetic pigments content, elemental analysis and heavy metal uptake on plants of Brassica juncea L. under copper metal stress. The study revealed that there was an improvement in growth characteristics, pigments content and metal uptake under the influence of 24-Epibrassinolide treatments. In addition, 24-Epibrassinolide blocked copper metal uptake and accumulation in plants to a large extent.

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