Effect of factory effluents on physiological and biochemical contents of Gossypium hirsutum L

A. Muthusamy, N. Jayabalan

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The effect of sago and sugar factory effluents was studied on Gossypium hirsutum L. var. MCU 5 and MCU 11. Plants were irrigated with 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% of effluents of both factories. At lower concentration (25 %) of sugar factory effluents had stimulatory effect on all biochemical contents observed. Moreover, all concentration of sago factory effluents were found to have inhibitory effect on all biochemical contents except proline content which increased with increasing concentration of both the effluents. Plants growing on adjacent to sago and sugar factories or they irrigated with such type of polluted water, may accumulate the heavy metals found in both the effluents, at higher levels in plant products and if consumed may have similar effect on living organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Environmental Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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