Tag: Accumulation

Silicon application can minimize cadmium accumulation in wheat

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article image Si is beneficial in healthy growth and development of plant. Different studies have proved that plant growth significantly increased by Si application. Beneficial effects of Si are prominent when plants subjected to multiple stresses (biotic and abiotic stress). It reduces toxicity of heavy metals, accumulation and uptake in plants. Si makes plant resistant against diseases caused mostly due to fungi and bacteria. It optimises the hormones and enzymatic balance in plants which helps in…Read More

Accumulation of nitrates in leafy veggies and impact on environment

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article image Introduction Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the molecular formula NO3- and a molecular mass of 62.0049 g/mol. Nitrates also describe the organic functional group RONO2 the nitrate ion. The net charge of the whole ion is 1-. Almost all inorganic nitrate salts are soluble in water at standard temperature and pressure. A common example of an inorganic nitrate salt is potassium nitrate (saltpeter). A rich source of inorganic nitrate in the human body comes from diets rich in leafy green…Read More