Kumari, Alka and Pandey, Vimal Chandra and Rai, Upendra Nath (2013) Feasibility of fern Thelypteris dentata for revegetation of coal fly ash landfills. Journal of Geochemical Exploration.

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(FA) landfills. In this context, the impact of metal accumulation on malondialdehyde (MDA), cysteine and non-protein thiols (NPSH) contents was determined in T. dentata grown in FA amended with garden soil (GS) in different ratio at 30 days and 45 days after treatment. The experimental results revealed that this fern species possesses internal defense mechanism against toxicity of heavy metals of FA. There was a significant increase (P≤0.01) of MDA, cysteine and NPSH observed in the below ground (i.e. roots including rhizome) as well as above ground part (fronds) of T. dentata grown in 100% FA as compared to the plant species grown in 100% GS. The results showed a high tolerance potential of this fern to endure oxidative stress bymetabolic adaptations and showing feasibility of using T. dentata in the revegetation/stabilization of FA landfills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fly ash Revegetation Heavy metal Fern Thelypteris dentata
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 07:49
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 07:49
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1355

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