Emmanuel, E.S.C. and Anandkumar, B. and Natesan, M. and Maruthamuthu, S. (2010) Efficacy of rare earth elements on the physiological and biochemical characteristics of Zea mays L. Jouranal of American Chemical Society, 4 (4). pp. 289-294.

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In the present study, bioaccumulation of REEs in Zea mays L. (corn plant) has been analyzed. The role of Rare Earth Element (REEs) in physiology and biochemistry of corn plant have been studied. Physiological characters like peroxidase (POD) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities, biochemical analysis of chlorophyll, carotenoids and phenol contents have also been carried out. The plant growth and biomass observed shows the influence of REEs and the accumulation studies reveal the presence of REEs only in roots. It was also found that REEs could increase POD and SOD activities, biochemical content and had an impact on crop production and stress resistance in plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rare earth elements; bioaccumulation; anti oxidative enzymes; ICP-MS
Subjects: Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 10:33
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 10:33
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/164

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