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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 642-651

Tolerance of Vicia faba to Elevated Concentrations of Copper Ions in Nutrient Medium
Khalid H. Alobaidi*
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Applied Biotechnology,Al-Nahrain University, Iraq
*Corresponding author

One of the most important legume crops in the Mediterranean Basin and Arab countries is Faba bean (Vicia faba), which is an efficient nitrogen fixer. This study conducted to evaluate plant Vicia faba in response to elevated concentration of copper in nutrient media and demonstrate that this plant potentially useful as phytoremediater for moderately contaminated areas with copper. In experiments on Vicia faba plant investigated in a hydroponic culture with different concentration of copper (control, 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 µ Mol / L) experiments showed that the tested species refer to indicator plants. Established that the studied plants showed stability to the toxic effects of excessive levels of copper, determined by their ability to germinate and grow as well as accumulate free proline (19 times more than control at 250 µMol CuSO4 / L of media).Along with accumulation of a noticeable amount of metals in plant leaves (up to 60 µg copper / g dry weight of plant tissue at 250 µMol CuSO4 / L of media). These results characterize the studied plant species, Vicia faba, as potentially suitable as phytoremediater for moderately polluted areas with copper.

Keywords: Vicia faba, Tolerance to Copper,Indicator plants, Phytoremediation

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Khalid H. Alobaidi. 2016. Tolerance of Vicia faba to Elevated Concentrations of Copper Ions in Nutrient Medium.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 642-651. doi:
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