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To assess nickel-induced toxicity in plants, Zea mays seeds after germination were cultured on hydroponic nutrient solution with nickel concentrations of 0, 50, 100 and 200 micro molar for a period of two weeks. Then its effect on the growth, Hill reaction and photosynthetic pigment's content were investigated. The fresh and dry weight of leaves and roots increased in 50 &muM nickel but decreased in 100 and 200 &muM. The decline in length of root and shoot were observed by increasing Ni concentration.According to results, root and shoot showed differential growth response to varried concentrations of nickel. Ni concentrations up to 100 &muM caused incrtease in the content of chlorophyll a, but it was decreased at 200 &muM Ni. No significant changes in chlorophyll b and carotinoids content observed. The rate of Hill reaction as an ability of chlorophyll a in the reaction center of PSII680 to split water, decreased by increasing Ni concentration.
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Published: 2015/04/15

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