PHYTOREMEDIATION CAPACITIES OF ORIENTAL TOBACCO VARIETIES: CADMIUM AND CHROMIUM CASES


Orcen N.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.22, no.8, pp.2306-2313, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.2306-2313

Abstract

In this study, cadmium (Cd) and chromium (Cr) phytoremediation responses of different tobacco varieties were compared and genetic differences between these varieties were analyzed. Two pot experiments were established with four oriental tobacco varieties, Akhisar, Basma, Dibek and Saribaglar, which were grown for 50 days in media containing 0, 10, 50, 100 and 150 mg/kg of Cd and Cr. Plants were departed as root, stem and leaf, and analyzed for their Cd and Cr amounts. In this regard, Cd and Cr distribution and uptake rates in different plant parts of the varieties were determined. Bioconcentration factor (BCF) values, which are considered to be important criteria for phytoremediation, were also calculated.