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        Abstract - Issue Nov 2014, 35 (6)                                                                                                             Back

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Toxicity assessment of effluent from flash light manufacturing industry by bioassay tests in Trigonella foenumgracum



Narendra Kumar1*, Sanjeev Kumar1, Kuldeep Bauddh2, Neetu Dwivedi1, D.P. Singh1 and S.C. Barman3

1Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow- 226 025, India

2Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi-835 205, India

3Environmental Monitoring Division, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow-226 001, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

23 July 2013


Revised received:

12 December 2013



08 January 2014



A rapid bioassay test was conducted to study heavy metal accumulation and biochemical changes in Trigonella foenumgracum (methi) irrigated with 25, 50, 75 and 100% of effluent from flash light manufacturing industry at 60 days after sowing. Total metal concentration in effluent samples was: Cr=0.12<Cd=0.18<Pb=0.24<Cu=2.68 mg l-1 whereas, metals were not detected in control. An increase in photosynthetic pigments of exposed plant was noticed up to 50% concentrations of the effluent followed by a decrease at higher concentration as compared to their respective control. An enhanced lipid peroxidation in the treated plants was observed, which was evident by increased level of antioxidants: proline, cysteine, malondialdehyde and ascorbic acid content. The treated plants accumulated metals in the following order: Cu>Pb>Cr>Cd in the roots and shoots.


Key words


Antioxidant, Bioassay, Heavy metal, Industrial effluent, Trigonella foenumgraecum 


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