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    Abstract - Issue May 2014, 35 (3)                                     Back

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Interactive effect of ultraviolet-B and mineral nutrients on accumulation and translocation of trace elements in wheat crop 


Dheeraj Rathore1,2* and? S.B. Agrawal1,3

1Department of Botany, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad-211 007 India

2School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar-382 030, India

3Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005 India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

08 June 2013


Revised received:

25 September 2013



05 December 2013



Field study was conducted in two wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum L. cv. HD 2329 and HUW 234) by supplimenting UV-B irradiation with different levels of mineral nutrients in order to evaluate the accumulation and translocation of trace elements. sUV-B significantly affected accumulation and translocation of most of the metals studied. Application of nutrients at higher doses enhanced the accumulation of trace elements in plants and grains of both cultivars. A higher dose of nutrient along with sUV-B resulted in increased accumulation of lead both in plants and grains, cadmium and chromium in grains, and copper in plants and decreased accumulation of cadmium in plants, copper in grains, chromium in plants and iron in plants and grains of both the tested cultivars. Nickel concentration increased in plants of HUW 234 due to simultaneous stress. Trace element concentration did not differ noticeably in the tested cultivars but the stress response differed perceptibly. Cultivar HD 2329 showed more significant interaction than HUW 234.  


 Key words

Mineral nutrients, Triticum aestivum, Ultraviolet-B, Trace elements 



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